Trusting God today trumps tomorrow’s worries. When your faith is weak, do you forget this and worry. Do you worry about future finances, worry about future health issues, work opportunities and family challenges to come. Where you become anxious when you obsess over future scenarios. Fortunately, our heavenly Father has a stellar track record of trustworthiness. When we are weak—God is strong. When we are faithless—God is faithful. When we are anxious—God is calm. You need to learn to lean into the Lord today and deal with tomorrow when it comes.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7
Paul was a servant of Christ who could have worried himself sick. The fear of losing his life could have caused him to hide away and keep quiet about his faith. Worries over his health could have restricted his travel and missionary journeys. Anxiety about being locked up in prison could have been an excuse to not be bold for God. But Paul gave his life, and he gained Christ’s life. He traveled the known world spreading the gospel, as the Holy Spirit strengthened him in his severe physical suffering. In prison he chose not to worry—this was needed solitude to pen scripture. Paul learned to trust God with today’s troubles. He faced tomorrow’s worries as they became today’s.
Make thankful prayers your remedy for worry. Keen focus on Jesus causes anxiety to fade away. When you get quiet before God—He quiets your soul. Celebrate Christ’s faithful track record of trust. The peace of God gives you peace of mind. His peace keeps your heart from surrendering to anxiety. Trust in Christ conquers well armed worry.