“Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.” Matthew 6:34 Our world is in turmoil. Every day we hear reports of more people being diagnosed with the Corona Virus. The death toll climbs. Businesses are closing, borders are being closed, travel is limited, and there are shortages of some essential things. Our government has been doing a great job of introducing practices to help break the cycle, and it is our duty to follow their direction. For those of us who are…
“Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.” (Matthew 6:34 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible.)
Stress is the buzzword of the 20th century. It’s interesting that Jesus addressed this issue centuries ago. God undestands the weaknesses of humanity and doesn’t allow us to know what lies ahead. We must learn to trust Him totally.
Why do we bring such a load on ourselves when He has already taken care of it?
I believe in planning, however, sometimes things don’t turn out as planned. For instance my plans include mowing the yard tomorrow. Clouds gather and it begins to pour so my plans have to be changed. No big deal; God is in charge and He’s the one who decided to send the rain. De-stress yourself and let God handle today, tomorrow and forever!
Prayer: Help me, Lord, to understand that sometimes my plans have to be scraped for Your will to be accomplished. I want to learn to turn it over to You!
Devotion by Kaye Singleton
More! The best! To possess it first! It seems as soon as we obtain one thing there is another that we must have too. Dresses and shoes sit in our closets, often with price tags still attached, while we shop for more.
“The person with the most toys wins!” Whether those words would ever come out of our mouths or not, that is exactly how we live.
We worry and fret that our best will never be good enough and that our friends and neighbors will upstage us. What a waste of time.
There is one way to ensure that we always have all that we need.
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matthew 6:34).
Prayer: Dear God, help us to remember that as long as You’re all we want, we will have all that we need.
Devotion by Bonnie Peacock