Why do we worry? For me, the reason is that I am living too far ahead into the future. God will always give us exactly what we need when we need it. The strength, knowledge, faith, and understanding that I have right now is for today—not tomorrow. Tomorrow, if the problem arises that I fear, then God will give me the exact combination to get through the hardship. I have yet to be destroyed by an event or circumstance. God is with me and He always supplies my needs. His help is right on time.
When we are worrying about tomorrow, then we are losing the joy of today. The devil defeats us by enticing us with worry. We can’t seem to help ourselves. The storms of life can seem so big. While we are trying to carry the burdens of yesterday and tomorrow, we lose the precious gift of the now. Right now, at this very moment, my life is good. So often, however, I look beyond today and create troubles for myself that never occur.
This morning as I was reading my Bible, I read this scripture.
Matthew 10:30 KJV
But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
We are so precious to the Lord. He knows how many hairs are on our heads. As the devil tries to distract us and cause us grief through worrying, we need to remember that God knows our situation. His love for us is greater than anything we could ever imagine. Today, I want to live in the present moment and enjoy each one. Every day we should watch and pray. The enemy comes at us in subtle ways. He often uses worry as a tool to distract us. When we feel ourselves being carried away by the worries of tomorrow, we need to come back to the present moment and cultivate gratitude for this moment. It will never come again.
Love and blessings,