Focus on Today.

Christianity, Religion

“Therefore, don’t worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:34.

This advice may seem so simple and basic that we fail to realize the spiritual significance it contains, yet it confronts a topic that every person in the world encounters: worry. Humanity obviously has not changed a lot over the course of the last 2000 years, because the calming words of reassurance that Christ spoke in his sermon on the mount in the 1st century A.D. still hold true in the 21st century.

Each of us has doubts, fears, and worries. When we realize just how much of our lives is really out of our control, we tend to become quite overwhelmed and allow these doubts and worries to control us. However, we must remember that feelings of doubt and worry do not come from God. Instead, God offers us relief from worry; He wants us to put all of our faith and focus on serving Him today and for us to let Him work out the events of tomorrow. We must turn our anxieties and fears over to Him every day and have faith that He will take care of us.

Remember the story of the Hebrews as they wandered through the desert for 40 years before they reached the Promised Land. They were worried that they would starve to death because they did not have enough food. So what did God do? He sent manna, a sweet bread-like food, for them to eat every single day they were in the wilderness. He also gave them specific instructions to only gather enough manna for one day at a time, so as to teach them that, if they had faith, He would take care of them every day.

We must learn to live from day to day just as the Hebrews did, and just as Christ taught us to do. We have no control over what happens tomorrow, we have no control over what will happen to us today. We actually have very little control over anything. We can only trust in God and have faith in Him. He will not forsake us.

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