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Monday, January 17, 2011

January 17, 2011 ("Do not be anxious for tomorrow.")

“Do not be anxious for tomorrow.”

“Future worry is overwhelming.
There’s a reason.
We don't have grace today for tomorrow.
One of Satan's simplest tricks
and most effective devices
is to draw our attention to things
we can do nothing about.
There’s nothing worse
than a crisis that can’t be fixed.
If our hours are spent
with thoughts of tomorrow’s problems,
which are not accessible today
and which we know we cannot touch
with today’s resources,
we are doomed to worry.
And worry wears us out…
[Yet] our calling is today.
It’s not that we don’t think of tomorrow,
but it must consistently
be filed under ‘future grace.’
The tide of confidence in God's sufficiency
must wash out worry.
In fact, it’s a command.
‘Do not be anxious for tomorrow.’
To go there is to disobey
a directive from the One
who holds every moment in His hand.”
- Bill Elliff

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