The bible verse Matthew 6:34 tells us “do not worry about tomorrow”. Worry is looking at the future and believing a negative outcome. In Jeremiah 29:11, God declares His plans for us are for good and not evil. This means our tomorrows are filled with God’s goodness.
God Almighty who created the Universe, who stands outside of time and holds our lives in His hands is also our caring Heavenly Father. With this as our perspective and focus, we have no need to worry about tomorrow or the situation around us. The greater our awareness of the bigness of our God, the less worry will consume our thoughts.
Worry originates from fear - the fear that the worst case scenario will become reality. Worry uses up our mental energy and is like a treadmill that requires effort but takes us nowhere. If God watches over the sparrows and knows the number of hairs on our head, we can rest in the knowledge that He is well able to care for our situation.
When we worry, it robs us of peace and places us on an endless treadmill of doubt. Push the stop button on worry and let God’s peace guard your heart and mind (Philippians 4:7). Don’t let worry push its way into your heart. “Your Heavenly Father knows that you need all these things” (Matthew 6:32 NKJV). God is aware of our concerns, needs and desires and promises to be the Great I AM in our situation.
Sometimes our hearts need reminding of just how big our God is and the greatness of His love towards us. Let your heart rest in confidence knowing that you are safe in the Father’s love. No one or nothing can take you out of that place of being in His hand (John 10:29). “He’s got the whole world in His hands”. This childhood Sunday School song tells us of the greatness of our God and gently reminds us not to worry. Have the simple faith of a child today and believe that your tomorrows are filled with God’s love and goodness.
“Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink;
nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?
Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns;
yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?
Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?
So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin;
and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven,
will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’
For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.
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.”