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PASTORS PERSPECTIVE

For Today

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” Matt. 6:34

In the midst of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus deals with worrying about our daily provision. He says, if God is faithful enough to feed the birds of the air and clothe all of nature with beauty and splendor, how much more will He be faithful to take care of us. He is speaking of a supernatural provision and protection that is available to everyone who is willing to “seek first the kingdom of God.” Then Jesus ends this lesson on worry with this nugget of truth that we should never forget, “Don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

You see, there is a trap that the enemy loves to keep us in. This trap is carefully and methodically constructed for the nature of the human mind. The enemy loves to keep us in a place where we are either in deep regret of our past or in a state of worry for our future. You see, in either situation we are not doing anything for the present, nothing for today. We can do nothing to change our past, what has happened has happened. If you have received Christ you are forgiven and you are a new creation, “old things have past away; all things have become new.” (2 Cor. 5:17) We also can do nothing constructive by worrying about our future, Jesus will give us the provision and/or strength we need for whatever we are going to face tomorrow. The Lord has told us to seek Him first today and everyday. By doing this we will begin to live out that radical new life in Him, free from our past and ready for whatever may come in our future. That is a promise from Jesus for today and every day.

Pastor Chad Naaktgeboren

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