Minding the Present

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Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you shall eat or what you shall drink, nor about your body, what you shall 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?

Matthew 6:25-26 RSV

 

 

I am an expert in borrowing trouble. Perceived trouble, that is. Nothing that has actually happened.  But it could.  Maybe.

 

I am also imaginative and slightly dramatic which means when I worry, it’s in technicolor!

 

For the last couple of weeks I have stewed over one particular issue which is totally out of my control. It not only weighs me down, it stirs me up! I have prayed and prayed and today these words from Matthew came like a soothing salve to my soul.

 

What a relief to remember Who holds the future!

 

Today’s challenge: Cast my burden on the One who even cares for the birds and focus only on today.

 

 

 

It has been well said that no man ever sank under the burden of the day. It is when tomorrow’s burden is added to the burden of today that the weight is more than a man can bear. Never load yourselves so, my friends. If you find yourselves so loaded, at least remember this: it is your own doing, not God’s. He begs you to leave the future to Him, and mind the present.

                                                                                                            ~G. MacDonald

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  1. says

    How I remain astounded by the ability of these small winged creatures to withstand the onslaught of winter’s fury. And I too, recall this verse and the wise teaching that it extends to me Every. Single. Time. Because I too, have not mastered this cornerstone of our faith.
    Beautiful post.

  2. says

    I have not gotten a total handle on this, but I am working on it.

    Sweet friend, I have MISSED you and I think of you so often. Will you be at Allume this year!?!?

    • says

      So good to hear from you, Mary! I think of you all the time, dear sister. Hope you and your family are well. I won’t be at Allume but maybe we can catch up another conference. xo

  3. says

    Yes. All I can count on is that HE knows the future. The stressful portion of our present-day world has hit my heart over and over again, but HE is all that counts. Thanks.

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