Don’t worry about tomorrow

Jesus says in Matthew 6:34, “Don’t worry about tomorrow.”

Is Jesus asking us to do something impossible? Don’t we all plan for the future and work hard to bring those plans to fruition, and during the process of planning and  implementation, worry is inevitable! Thinking about how will it happen? what if things don’t turn out the way they have been planned? Will others make fun of us  if we are not able to finish what we have started? Isn’t it all natural. The problem begins when worry and doubts take over and convince us to quit before we have even started. We don’t realize that simple planning, feeding on fear of unknown, is gradually turning into the greatest impediment to our progress.

Worry, taking its strength from the inherent fear of unknown becomes our greatest resistance to to move any further. We don’t realize that it all started with planning for the future without including the counsel of the one who is the author of our days.

Jesus is asking us to base future plans on the word, “Don’t worry”. The one who is victorious over death and reigns in the future wants us to leave behind the fear of unknown to HIM.

A robust future plan not only include time tested strategies of success but also rests on the solid foundation of the irrevocable word of God.

When the word was spoken, the power to follow it was already granted. All of us are fully equipped to do what the master is asking us to do, “Don’t worry about tomorrow.” 

If we try to do the contrary by worrying about things, the effort to resist the word of God, will take up all our energy and leave us powerless. The Word is the real bread today tomorrow and forever, and we receive just our daily portion every day. God never supply more than what we need today the way Father provided Israelites with fresh manna every morning and asked them not to store anything for the future. Our God is same who wants his children to trust on HIS daily provisions. Father desires his children to hold onto the giver of the blessings and not just the blessings that He gives.

Worry induced by unknown fear doesn’t do any good to us. All it does is to shut our eyes to see the abundance of blessings that Father has granted us in Jesus. Worry is an evil weapon that block our growth by resisting us to offer sincere thanksgiving to God, The Father.

Not only that, worry robs our peace and don’t let us see the opportunities that come to us every day. When we can’t see the opportunities, how would we make good use of them to turn them into prosperity.

Worry and doubts make us quit even before we have started off.

Don’t listen to your doubts and worry. No-one has seen the future except the one who is, who was and who is to come. Jesus, the truthful witness, is asking us not to worry. How can we not pay attention to His word!


Do not worry

Matthew 6:25, “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

Worrying about things is not a problem in its entirety but a symptom of something deeper. It is an outward expression of what is building up beneath the surface, that is insecurity. Insecurity is complex in nature, since its independent of what we have or where we are. We may be blessed with a big and caring family still feel being attacked by insecurity from time to time. We may be living the most comfortable life that could cause others to envy without a sense of security.

Insecurity is inherent and deeply rooted in human nature for a reason. Any measure to eradicate insecurity can only lessen the degree of insecurity but can never take it out. Insecurity, if not treated on time, grows exponentially and before it begins affecting the lives of others and those around us, it’s better to take help to deal with the problem.

Insecurity originates in our subconscious mind that is aware of the fleeting nature of worldly wealth. We might not acknowledge the transient nature of our possessions and try to get hold of them as hard as we can, but deep down in our hearts we know that nothing in this world is going to last for ever. Since we are created in God’s image who lives for ever and ever, our hearts search for the things that are eternal in nature. When we find nothing of that sort, we compare the worth of what we have in the grand picture of eternity, and find our possessions futile and feeble. It’s this realization that fills us with insecurity.

Insecurity can only be destroyed by shifting our focus from things that are going to destroy to the things that will remain for ever. Insecurity will run away if we find someone whose resources are unlimited. Who is not within the confines of time and space. Someone whose love always surrounds us. Someone who is always with us even until eternity.

Jesus is the only one who qualifies to give us perfect security, even until eternity, for he said, “I am with you till the end of the age”.

Trying to fight with insecurity is a waste of time. Just find the one who can give perfect security.