Do you know why many people worry? Worry is a substitute for faith. Worry does for some people what faith does for others. Have you heard anybody say, "Don't tell me it doesn't help to worry. Most of the things I worry about never happen!" They really mean it. Some people are genuinely concerned that if they fail to worry, that which they fear will happen.
In a Peanuts cartoon, Linus was talking to Charlie Brown and observed: "I guess it's wrong always to be worrying about tomorrow. Maybe we should think only about today." Charlie Brown replied, "No, that's giving up. I'm still hoping that yesterday will get better."
What we need to is to focus our attention on the things that are really important. Our families, for example. Many of us are more fortunate that we deserve with our families. We've got great kids even though they may get on our nerves from time to time. I know we are very thankful for them. They have been a real blessing to us. In this great country we live in, we have plenty to eat. We may not live in Beverly Hills or the Trump Tower, but our house is warm and full of God's grace. Most important, we need to focus daily on our relationship with God through Jesus Christ.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
- Matthew 6:34 (New International Version)
Dear Lord and Heavenly Father, help us to grow in our faith as each day passes. Help us not to worry, but to focus on really important matters like our family and our relationship with you. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.