In Matthew 6:25-33, Jesus Christ is teaching about not letting anxiety and fear dominate your life. The Phillips translation ends this passage by saying in verse 34, “Don’t worry at all then about tomorrow. Tomorrow can take care of itself! One day’s trouble is enough for one day.”
A lot can happen in one day! I believe this passage is a great stress-buster for handling life in today’s world. A lot of stress is caused by unfounded fears and anxieties (or maybe even real ones) that grip our hearts. I propose the solution our Lord offers us: Live one day at a time, trusting God.
Why? BECAUSE WE CAN’T CONTROL TOMORROW! Proverbs 27:1 says, “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.”
It is very easy in this culture to put our faith in government, economy, social contacts, etc. – but our primary focus must be on GOD’s will and plan. Proverbs 16:9 says “The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps.”
I’m not saying to not make plans; that would be foolish. But neither is it wise to get too attached to those plans. The best way is to have faith in GOD’s will, which will never let us down. We can only live this life one day at a time! Although I learned this principal long ago at traditional secular recovery meetings, the concept has been reinforced numerous times in my Biblical studies. I’ve been working at this for several decades now, not always successfully! But the more success I have in following this road, the more peace I experience in my day-to-day life. My prayer for you would be that you experience this peace also.
Shalom, Pastor Bill