July 7, 2012

Do Not Worry About Tomorrow

My husband and I have been looking for a less expensive place to live because we have to decide by the end of this weekend whether or not we are moving.  We have unfortunately not had any luck so far, and we are trying to determine where God wants us to be.  It seems like He wants us to stay here because there aren't any doors opening up for us at all, but it just doesn't seem to make financial sense.   We were stressing out about it last night on our run, so when we got back we purposefully opened up the Bible to read this passage: 


"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 life not more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds in the sky; they do not sow or reap, they gather nothing into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are not you more important than they?  Can any of you by worrying add a single moment to your lifespan?  Why are you anxious about clothes?  Learn from the way the wild flowers grow.  They do not work or spin.  But I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was clothed like one of them.  If God so clothes the grass of the field, which is grown today and thrown into the oven tomorrow, will he not much more provide for you, O you of little faith?  So do not worry and say, 'What are we to eat?' or 'What are we to drink?' or 'What are we to wear?'  All these things the pagans seek.  Your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.  But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you besides.  Do not worry about tomorrow, tomorrow will take care of itself.  Sufficient for a day is its own evil."
- Matthew 6: 25-34


It is so refreshing to read this and remember that God will provide for all of our needs, as He has already done so far.  We need to place our trust in Him and remember that His plan for our life is better than what we can plan for ourselves.

 "For I know well the plans I have in mind for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare, not for woe!  Plans to give you a future full of hope."
- Jeremiah 29:11

Love,
Caitlin 

9 comments:

  1. So true and so hard. A huge test of our faith.

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  2. one of my friends and i pass that piece of scripture around every time one of us is going through a transition and is nervous about it. i can tell you as an "old married lady" that God provides every step of the way in very unexpected ways.

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    1. I love that you pass that to each other! He definitely does, and I know He will do the same for this! :)

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  3. That is such a beautiful piece of scripture, isn't it? Actually, both are. Trusting in complete abandonment can be so very difficult, but remember, your faith in God will always be rewarded.

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    1. A very beautiful and encouraging piece of Scripture. You are so right about trusting in complete abandonment!

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  4. So good to remember! I'll prayer for y'all; I'm sure you'll end up right where God wants you to be!

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  5. We chose this as a reading for our wedding because I'm a huge worrier, and we both decided that we need to "let go and let God". Obviously easier said than done, but hearing it that day set a wonderful tone for our marriage. I'm sure God has something up His sleeve for why he wants you two to stay where you are ;).

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