Thursday, February 9, 2012

Why Do We Borrow Trouble From Tomorrow?

Matthew 6:33-34
The Message

30-33"If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don't you think he'll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I'm trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God's giving. People who don't know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don't worry about missing out. You'll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.

34"Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don't get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.

For the last few days or so these words keep popping into my head "And all these things shall be added unto you". I haven't been able to figure out why. Where is this coming from and what is it's significance?

This week has been less than stellar as far as my energy level goes. I keep wondering "when will I feel better and KEEP feeling better?" It can be so frustrating when you feel as though you could conquer the world one day, then the next be completely useless and drained. I just want to know when. Don't I deserve to feel better already for goodness sake?
Let's be real for a second...if I got what I deserved, I would be in a heap of trouble. I think we all would. It seems lately like I am always fussing and complaining about how crappy I feel, that I forget to just be happy with what I have been given today no matter what it may look like. Another day in itself is a gift.

That's when the importance of this verse started resonating with me. I have been so preoccupied with when, what and how that I forgot to notice the gift of the now. So worried about what tomorrow will look like, and borrowing trouble from tomorrow when I need to be grateful and take notice of the things I have been blessed with today. God has been more than gracious to me in supplying my every need, and I have no reason not to trust that His provision will continue.

Our Creator is not a God of Chaos or confusion. But, of Peace and Love. I must keep my eye on Him and cling to this verse!