Trust overcomes Worry and frees Joy

​“So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.

Matthew 6:34 NLT

Do you catch your mind racing over and over things and possibilities and risks and dangers that might lie ahead for you tomorrow? This can be paralyzing your joy and hindering your ability to enjoy the blessings of today. This can become a dam that is blocking the flow of Christ’s love through your life and a wall that is keeping you from living the abundant life that Christ has for you today. 
If you are going to think about things for tomorrow,  then limit the time spent on it to a short period of constructive planning. Write down your options on paper,  possibly with the pros and cons of each, pray about them. And instead of pickling one as your only acceptable solution – prioritize them in the order that you believe is preferred,  then pray again that God will allow you to remain flexible so that you can accept His will in leading you along the best path. 
Then, let it go. Don’t dwell over it. Don’t worry over it – especially if your worries are over something that you cannot control. Instead, trust the Lord.

God of blessing, what a mess I create when I wrestle the future out of your hand and take it upon myself. I pray for patient trust for today and good confidence for tomorrow,  knowing that nothing can separate me from your love,  because my curse fell on Jesus so your blessing can come to me. Amen. (HC 8)

Will you trust Him? Do you believe that He is faithful and true? Do you believe that He is for you and not against you? Can you accept that He has life abundant laid out for you to walk in joy today? Or will you be more content wrestling with the worry and doubt that seeks to wrap is chains around you? Those chains have no power or airport over your life, child of God. Seek first the Lord and trust in His plan and purpose for your life today. 

The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.
John 10:10 NLT

Decide to enjoy.  En-joy. Walk IN JOY.

“No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing?  Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are?  Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? “And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing,  yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are.  And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith? “So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’  These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs.  Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.

Matthew 6:24‭-‬33 NLT

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