HOW TO OVERCOME FEAR (4)                                  Matthew 6:25-34

Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.  (v34)

Yesterday and tomorrow both clamor for our attention. Yesterday wants us to second-guess our decision and worry if we did the right thing. That’s wasted energy. As President Harry Trueman said, “If you’ve done the best you can – if you’ve done what you have to do – there’s no use worrying  about it because nothing can change it” And tomorrow can also cause you to miss opportunities. Let’s face it, most people arrive at a different destination in life than what they expected – Some better, some worse, but all different. So focusing on the destination isn’t necessarily a good idea. Besides, tomorrow may come, or it may not. There are no guarantees. Jesus said, “Don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring it’s own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” Jesus was talking to people who were worried about having the basic necessities in life, like food and clothes. And He said to them, “Don’t worry about these things, your heavenly Father already knows all your needs” (vv31-32 NKJV) The only place you really have any power – is in the present. Do what you can in the here and now despite your fear, and you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing you’re doing everything within your power to reach your potential. If you project too far into the future, you’ll suffer from the “what ifs? And your fears will run wild. American author Marks Twam quipped, ‘I’ve been through some horrible things in my life – a few of which actually happened!” Give your past and future to God and live your life one day at a time, trusting Him. That’s how you overcome fear. (TWFT)

PRAYER LINE:  What storms are you encountering today because of the fears of the unknown Ask the Lord to strengthen your faith and move to your mountain top.


Look up to Jesus in your storm.

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