April 30, 2018
In his “sermon on the mount” one of the challenging things Jesus said was - “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today” (Matthew 6:34).
That’s more than challenging, that seems unreasonable. We live in a world of anxiety and worry. Worry about the pace of change and changed expectations. Worry about human morality, security, international events and the ultimate future of the world. How can we not worry?
Jesus reminds us that we’re not in control of the future, but we can focus on the areas where we can make a difference.
Paul writing to the Philippians reminds us - “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds, as you live in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7)