One thing I try to remember when I'm overcome with worry

Originally published Tuesday, 28 April 2015.

So do not worry about tomorrow. Let tomorrow worry about itself. Living faithfully is a large enough task for today. Matthew 6:34 (VOICE)

Since mid-November we have been renovating our new home. The place has been gutted and fresh plaster clings to new walls, uneven concrete begs for a fresh layer of screed and fresh ceiling boards lie waiting to be used. 

All of the renovations have had me fretting about money. I’d love to say since mid-November but it’s been well before then. Each time I sat down to work out the budget the numbers don’t seem to work. Each time I told my husband he would say, “It’s okay, God has this, it’ll work itself out.”

Now, my husband and I aren’t irresponsible spenders. We are almost chronic savers who have to be pushed to spend money even on things we need. I guess that’s probably why paying out so much money to have our new house fixed up freaks me out. 

Recently, my husband and I went for a walk and I bought up the money issue again. I told him how it was amazing that God had given my husband extra freelance jobs which meant more money than we expected came in over the last few months. I confessed to Xylon that I thought we’d be able to afford it now. 

Before I had time to look at my husband’s face I felt it against my ear, “Jesus has already said, ‘Don’t worry, silly humans!’”

Once I recovered from being deafened by his comment, I let his words sink into my soul, and I realised how often I try to control tomorrow with worry. 

When I allow my mind to dwell on difficulties I leave no room to dwell on God. (tweet this)

That whisper in my ear was a wake up call for me, a reminder that God is more than capable of looking after my every care.

So do not worry about tomorrow. Let tomorrow worry about itself. Living faithfully is a large enough task for today.

Ponder: What worries do you need to let worry about themselves so there is space to focus on God?

Prayer: Jesus, help me to dwell on you, instead of my worries. 

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