Quick Hits:  Matthew 6:34

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things.  Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”

We live in an age of worry.  Jesus said, “Which of you by worrying can add even one hour to his life” (Matthew 6:27).  So much of our time is spent worrying about the future, wondering what will happen, when Jesus says to just concern yourself with today.  There is enough trouble and trial that you will face today without worrying about what will happen tomorrow.

You may say in your heart: Will I get that big promotion?  Will I have enough money to meet my mortgage?  Will I have enough money to retire?  Will I have a good relationship with my kids when they are grown? Will I have any friends?  You can add a whole host of things to this list.  The sad reality is that all the worry in the world will not change any of these things, but it will change you for the worse!

What God has given you is today, this very moment.  You are alive now.  Certainly, set your plans and goals.  Then give them to God and live today.  Your future is the sum total of all your “todays”.  If you want to have enough money to meet your future needs, do the little things today that will contribute to it.  If you want to have good relationships with God, your children and your friends, do the things today that will contribute to it.

All you have to do is live one good day today.  Don’t worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will have its own challenges.  The problem arises when we add to today’s challenges all the worries of tomorrow and the future.  All this worry will lead only to frustration, depression, heart-ache and fear.  You can’t live tomorrow today.

Enjoy today.  Do your best today and live one day at a time.  If you spend your energy and effort on living one great day today, all your tomorrows will take care of themselves.

- Written by David Liesenfelt  Copyright © 2005