Last night, I had a hard time falling alseep. I got in the bed, fluffed my pillow and closed my eyes, but I couldn’t rest. I know you’ve been there before too. It’s like my body shut down, but my brain was still at work. My mind kept racing with thoughts about the day ahead. What will I wear to work? What time should I leave? Do I need to get gas before I go? What’s on my calendar? Do I have any meetings? What about after work? Am I going to the gym? Now, I have to figure out what outfit to pack in my gym bag. Oh gosh! I can’t sleep! Tomorrow is really only a day away!
I lost about an hour of sleep contemplating and worrying about trivial things. It makes me think of all of the things I worry about while I’m awake. How much time do I lose worrying then? The truth is, no one knows what tomorrow holds, but that doesn’t keep us from worrying about it. The Bible says:
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Ain’t that the truth! Each day does come with it’s own set of challenges, problems, drama and much more. So, why do we stress about the next day, or week, or month, or year before today is even over? It’s human nature, but I challenge you to quit. Quit losing your peace to events that haven’t even taken place yet. Que sera, sera. If you’re worrying about bills that aren’t due yet, a relationship that you’re not even in yet, or medical results that haven’t been processed yet, QUIT. God is bigger than your problems now, and he’s certainly bigger than the problems in your future.
I may not know what tomorrow holds, but I have peace in knowing who holds tomorrow. I encourage you to re-read that last sentence aloud. Speak it. Believe it. Live it. For all we know, tomorrow may never come. It’s certainly not promised. That is God’s concern. Let’s focus on now. Let’s live for today. ♥