Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – October 2, 2018
Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Matthew 6:25-34
Have you ever been so overcome with worry that you can’t sleep, and your mind is spinning with concerns about how the future will work out? Have you mentally tried to put the pieces of your future life together because you are struggling to trust the Lord? Oh, boy! Have I been there. There are times in life when worry comes knocking that it can be a challenge to calm one’s mind and just rest in the Lord’s love. Perhaps in those moments, He would say to you and me…
When you try to arrange the pieces of your future where I have not illuminated the path before you, you’ll be in torment. (Isaiah 30:15)
I will care for you each step of the way. I am caring for you now, and I will take care of then, just as I always have. To cease from worry means you’ll be able to rest in peace. But why do you worry so? I will never leave you and I will never forsake you.
I will only illuminate the path directly in front of you and it will always be this way while you are on the earth. When you allow your mind to dwell on a bad report or the awful things that could happen in the future, you aren’t living in my love, and you are imagining moments wherein I have not yet given you my light. (Philippians 4:8)
I only give daily bread.
So, stay in the moment. Live in the present. Focus your mind directly on the decisions directly before you, not on those tasks next week, next month, or next year. That part of your path has not yet been illuminated. My grace is for now. It’s in the now. It’s always in the now. When tomorrow is today, you’ll find grace there too, but not until then. Only then will I give you the grace to do what you need to do. (2 Corinthians 12:9)
Rest in my love. I will never leave you. I will never forsake you. (Hebrews 13:5-6). I will provide all your needs and give you strength and wisdom for tasks and decisions as you have need—and not until then. (Philippians 4:19)
Stay in today. I am here.
I love you.
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid” (John 14:27).
Lord, please help me to stay in the day and to focus on just what is ahead of me. You will take care of each day as I have need. Praise you, Jesus.
Pour your worries out to the Lord and tell Him that you trust Him. Finally, consider the Lord’s faithfulness for the problems you have had in the past and praise Him for the answers that are coming.
Rest in the Lord’s love. He will never leave you. He will never forsake you. #WisdomHunters #hope
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