laying aside my worries

I started reading Max Lucado’s “Traveling Light” while I’m here in Singapore. One point that stuck out to me today was the idea of not worrying, and laying those burdens aside. I know that this is something that I continue to need to pray about. I know that God’s in control and that He’ll provide me with exactly what I need when I need it. I’ve experienced this countless times, as perhaps you, who are reading this, have as well. Yet I can struggle to be joyful in the present, while I think about the future…

Lucado writes, “He promised to supply them (the children of Israel) with manna each day. But he told them to collect only one day’s supply at a time. Those who disobeyed and collected enough for two days found themselves with rotten manna. The only exception to the rule was the day prior to the Sabbath. On Friday they could gather twice as much. Otherwise, God would give them what they needed, in their time of need.
“God leads us. God will do the right thing at the right time. And what a difference that makes.
“Since I know his provision is timely, I can enjoy the present…
“…The key is this: Meet today’s problems with today’s strength. Don’t start tackling tomorrow’s problems until tomorrow. You do no have tomorrow’s strength yet. You simply have enough for today.” (p.49-50 of “Traveling Light” by Max Lucado)

I think this key point can be seen throughout the entire Bible. And I know this is what I need to do, and pray about doing. I pray that I really could take joy in the present and daily (or by the hour, or minute!) give my worries and concerns about the future over to God.

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