I am an old man and have had a great many troubles, but most of them
never happened. ~Mark Twain~
It’s true that being anxious about tomorrow, or some possible event that "might" happen in the future, only serves one purpose…to distract us from that which we could, and should be doing now, today. Imagine just how much time is lost, in worry and fret about things that never even come to pass. When you ponder that, doesn’t it seem like a tremendous waste of time? Live for this day, not in fear of what tomorrow may hold!
Thought for the day
We all know that we need to stay in the now. We hear all the time at meetings, coming from the mouths of those who know, that God does not exist in the future, neither does he exist in the past. He only lives in the present. So then, let’s put these truths into action and desist from playing those old, worn out, sad tapes that have kept us bound to our addictive behavior for so many years. Today, live for today!
Therefore I tell you, stop being perpetually uneasy (anxious, and worried) about your life…Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father keeps feeding them. Are you not worth much more than they? And who of you by worrying and being anxious can add one unit of measure (cubit) to his stature or to the span of his life? Therefore do not worry and be anxious, saying, What are we going to have to eat? or, What are we going to have to drink? or, What are we going to have to wear?…your heavenly Father knows well that you need them all. But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides.
~Matthew 6:25-27,31-33 (Amp)~
I thank you for answering my prayer and saving me! The stone rejected by the builders has now become the cornerstone. This is the LORD’s doing, and it is marvelous to see. This is the day the LORD has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it. ~Psalm 118:21-24 (NLT)~