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Worrying About 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).

Planning about tomorrow is time well spent; worrying about tomorrow is time wasted. Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference though isn’t it?

We can become so engrossed in our future plans that our planning begins to consume us as we worry that everything will work out as hoped. Wise planning can quickly spiral downwards into anxiety, worry and undue stress.

Careful planning is thinking ahead about goals and putting into place a course of action to reach those goals. Wise planners, however, know that life happens in the midst of plans, and that it is best to hold things lightly and trust God to work everything out for good, even when events take a different turn to what was had expected.

Proverbs reminds us that ‘In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.’ (Proverbs 16:9). Even the very best of plans can go astray if they are not part of God’s purposes for His children.

Be Greatly Blessed!


‘Heavenly Father, help me to plan wisely and then offer all to you. I know that your ways for me are the best and I trust that you will direct my footsteps into all that is good. Thank you.’

Thank you.

In Jesus’ Mighty Name,



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Final Thoughts:

When planning is done well though, it can certainly help to alleviate worry and stress. It is good to have a course of action and know where we are going. If we have nothing to aim for, we will miss the mark every time.

However, if our planning only results in worry and fear, this will most likely mean we are not trusting God with the ultimate outcome, but instead trying to take matters into our own hands. Jeremiah wisely said, ‘I know, O Lord, that a man’s life is not his own; it is not for man to direct his steps.’ (Jeremiah 10:23).

God’s ability to direct our lives is way beyond our own. Let’s not allow our worries over the future to interfere with our relationship with God today. Nothing, not even our plans, must come before Him.


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