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Monday, July 1, 2013

Monday Morning Devo, Borrowing Trouble from Tomorrow

"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matthew 6:34, NIV

Isn't this statement by Jesus the absolute truth? Worrying is something I could teach classes on. Daily, I have to give tomorrow's worries back to the future. Maybe you should, too?

It's good to plan for tomorrow, but not to fret over it. Each day has its own set of problems, its own special joys. We do need to face and overcome each day's problems, but if you are thinking ahead and worrying about tomorrow's difficulties, you'll miss today's joys.

Sunday's joys for me, for instance: A high-five with a four-year-old; Bible study and church; the birthday party of an 80-year-old friend; seeing triplet fawns from my bathroom window; dozens of dragonflies with their myriad colors; and our dog's waggling joy when we got home from the birthday party. If I began worrying about whether enough people would show up for a meeting on Monday, I might have missed some or all of those joys.

Prayer: Lord, please help me remember to celebrate small joys, to lean on Your help to overcome the challenges of this day, and to (again) celebrate all the joys! Amen