Monday, March 8, 2010

Facing Tomorrow

In our lives we face a 'tomorrow' every day.  There is nothing we can do to prevent tomorrow from taking place nor can we plan in advance how tomorrow will unfold.  There is something about our capacity to become overwhelmed with life that sometimes makes just getting through today feel like an impossibility.

God knows exactly what we have the capacity to handle and has provided a way to cast our cares upon Him (1 Peter 5:7).  We are not created to carry the 'tomorrows' of life upon the shoulders of today.  Jesus made it very clear in the book of Matthew that a preoccupation with the needs of tomorrow is not only unwise but it also reveals that we are not trusting God to provide for our needs as He has promised.

"But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matt 6:33-34

God desires to pour out His provision for us out of the very riches of His unfathomable grace.  The apostle Paul wrote to the church at Philippi from a dark lonely prison cell that God was the great supplier of their needs in the midst of their anxiety about their financial struggles.

"And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus." Phil 4:19

We become so preoccupied with our thoughts and assumptions of how the future will unfold that we lose perspective as to the incredible value of living today. (James 4:13-16)

There are three things that God wants us to remember as we face each new day:
  1. He is our Sovereign God - Trust in Him.
  2. He is our Shepherd - Walk with Him.
  3. He is our Loving King - Obey Him.
When we keep these three principles in mind as we begin each day, our hearts will experience His Peace and our minds will be clear and focused on following Him.

Listen to the song below and remember that with every moment and every step Jesus is there walking with you as your God, your Shepherd, and your King.  What could be better than that?

**Before you hit play you will need to pause the music player on the right side of the page**

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