‘So don't worry, saying, 'What will we eat?' or 'What will we drink?' or 'What will we wear?'’ Matthew 6:31 CSB
It’s good to have a goal for the future and a plan for reaching it. But it’s not good to project into the future and worry about all the things that could go wrong. That’s anxiety, and it should have no place in your mind as a redeemed child of God. ‘”So don't worry, saying, 'What will we eat?' or 'What will we drink?' or 'What will we wear?' For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you. Therefore don't worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own”’ (Matthew 6:31-34 CSB). Those Scriptures could be reduced to one line: ‘Live trusting God each day to take care of you, and stop projecting into the future.’ Each morning God gave the Israelites a one-day supply of food. If they tried to gather more, it rotted. God’s message was simple: ‘Each day, I will guide you and provide for you.’ Anxiety can consume you. So when you feel anxious, stand on this Scripture: ‘Because of the LORD's faithful love we do not perish, for his mercies never end. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness!’ (Lamentations 3:22-23 CSB).
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