Scared Of The Future
I believe most of us today have a fear of many things. We especially worry about what the future might hold. When it comes to our family, finances, and health just to name a few. So much going on around us on the outside triggers our deepest concerns on the inside. It is very easy when we think too much to get overwhelmed with great fear of what tomorrow might bring.
Now, satan loves stealing our joy in these times. He preys on our weakest human emotions and everyday concerns. He loves to get us consumed with worrying about the future so we can’t focus on the present. He makes sure our minds are fed nonstop troubling news and trigger moments. His goal is to break us down and make us feel as hopeless as possible about the future. He certainly hopes to keep us away from Jesus the truest source of all peace and hope.
Jesus came to give us peace even in the midst our circumstances. Jesus came to give us hope beyond our circumstances. Since time began man has shown a natural draw towards worrying. The older we get the more we see and know about this fallen world. With each piece of perception our hearts get heavy and our worries get greater. Jesus addressed such concerns often and tells us the key to not worrying.
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?
So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”