At times of high stress like this one, something in me makes me consider every potential future available to me so that I can, apparently, simply stress over something beyond my grasp. I ponder where I’ll live in ten years, what I’ll be doing for work, who will be around me, who won’t. . . I really can work myself into quite a tizzy in the short space of time between putting in my contacts and starting the water for the shower.

Then, as I was this morning, I am reminded of Matthew 6:34 where Jesus reminds us to, “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.”

So often, I can plan out how tough life is going to be or worry that I won’t ever have the life I dream of. Yet, here today has enough trouble of its own, and it also has enough grace to get us through. Let me keep my mind on today and let God worry about the future.

God Holds the Future