“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” -Matthew 6:34.
One of the biggest challenges we have as humans is worrying. We are prone to anxiety, fretting, being generally uneasy – we worry. When faced with challenges, instinctively we seek to solve the problem, which causes us to worry. As we like to be in control of our lives, when it seems we cannot control the outcome of our situations, we tend to worry about it.
We spend so much time worrying about tomorrow, being anxious over what is going to happen, that we rarely live in the present. We do not enjoy today because we are living in the tomorrow. Living in the future and worrying about it, fills our life with so much stress. Stress which can be debilitating, leading to confusion and depression, making us mentally and physically sick.
The truth about life is that more often than not, most of the things we worry about do not come to pass, and we find that we have wasted precious time worrying over what never came to be. Jesus told us not to worry in very clear and emphatic terms: And which of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life’s span? Luke 12: 25. Since we cannot add a single hour to our life by worrying, why expend so much emotional energy on it. It is best to focus our mind and thoughts on the injunction by Jesus: But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. Matthew 6: 33-34.
The solution to a worrying disposition is easier said in done. However Jesus wants us to know and understand that we do not have to worry about anything, since God is in control of His Universe. We should stop fretting, and put our trust in God. By seeking God’s face (seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness), He the creator will meet all our needs – But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4: 19. If we used the time we occupied ourselves worrying to seek God’s kingdom and his righteousness, we would be able see more clearly that God has the ability to take care of us and supply all of our needs.
As Jesus said “Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” So live one day at a time. Live in the present and enjoy the now. God who takes care of birds and clothes grass will surely take care of us. So Why Worry? He has the whole world in his hands.
“We know that for those who love God all things work together for good.” – Romans 8:28