Worry or Prayer (Photo credit: Leonard John Matthews)
Give your worries to the Lord,
and he will take care of you.
He will never let good people down.
New Century Version (NCV)
Sometimes putting trust in the Lord seems easier said than done. It would be nice to just go through life like most of us did as children when we had everything taken care of and didn't have to worry about much of anything. Maybe we had some chores around the house and we were usually expected to do well at school, but we didn't have to think about bills and the bigger headaches of being an adult. Our parents were there to take care of all of that.
Later when we had the responsibilities adulthood we were the ones having to think about the bills and the future. Sometimes it can become stressful as we become absorbed with worry and fear. Yet what good does it do to let ourselves fall into this unhealthy trap? It's wise to plan for the future and take care of daily affairs. But if we worry about things over which we have little or no control, we are not solving any problems and may actually be contributing to new problems.
Enjoy life. Do what you can as best you can. But don't let the unseen things of tomorrow ruin today.
So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.
New Living Translation (NLT)