Monday, September 27, 2010

Do not worry about Tomorrow

I was reading Matthew 6 today. That's the one with the Lords Prayer and a lot of stuff about being humble and not making a big deal about good deeds to man. The end of the chapter struck me today to the point where I believe it is God speaking to me.

25"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 26Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life
I am losing my job at the end of the month and these are definitely things I have been worrying about. I have read this before and read it now, the thoughts that come creeping up are "Who is God to tell me not to worry!? I am losing my job!?"

I quickly realize how foolish a statement this is when I think about it. The Bible is God's word for me and this is God flat out telling me not to worry, because I don't have to worry because he is with me. I may suffer trials in this world but I can take comfort in his promise to me.

Here is a little more from Matthew just because I love it so much.

28"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' 32For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Dear Lord,

I thank you for being my Lord and King who takes care of me. I am a weak sinner who let's sinful thoughts get into his head. I know that I do not have to worry and I have faith in you yet I still continue to worry. Thank you Lord for forgiving this sin. Please help me to be strong, to be faithful and to cast thoughts of worry from my mind no matter how bad it gets! Please Lord fill me with your spirit, help me to surrender my will and follow yours.

In your Holy name.


Tara Rodden Robinson said...

Hi Brian,

Thank you so much for the beautiful and inspiring post! You are in my prayers and thoughts.

With love,

Ester said...

dear brian,

I pray that you will be able to rest in God's arms and not worry. It is a bit similar to my struggles, that's why I am reading Fearless by Max Lucado. It's an awesomely inspiring read, maybe somethng for you?
God bless you

love Ester

Brian said...

Thanks for the comments and prayers my friends.

Tara - I truly appreciate your support, you are an awesome friend!

Ester - Thank you for the prayer, I pray for the same for you. Thanks for the book recommendation, it is added to my list.