Trust Jesus One Day at a Time

“Don’t worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will have its own worries. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

Matthew 6:34 (NCV)

There are two days you should never worry about: yesterday and tomorrow.

Jesus said, “Don’t worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will have its own worries. Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matthew 6:34 NCV).

You can’t live in the past. You can’t live in the future. You can only live today.

Why should you only live one day at a time? First, when you worry about tomorrow’s problems, you miss the blessings of today. Second, you cannot solve tomorrow’s problems with today’s power. When tomorrow arrives, God will give you the power, perspective, grace, and wisdom you need.

When I was a kid, I didn’t worry about anything I needed in my life. Instead, I just went to my dad or mom and told them what I needed. I was never once concerned about how they were going to meet our needs because they took on that responsibility.

God wants you to be the same way with him.

Matthew 6:30 says, “If God cares so wonderfully for flowers that are here today and gone tomorrow, won’t he more surely care for you?” (TLB) 

When you worry, you assume responsibility that God never intended for you to have. You may be worrying today about a lot of things that are really God’s responsibility. In fact, every time you worry, it’s a warning that you’re playing God and that you believe it all depends on you. You’re acting like you don’t have a heavenly Father who will feed and lead and meet your needs.

The Bible does not say, “Give us this day our weekly bread.” It says, “Give us this day our daily bread” (Matthew 6:11 ESV).

God wants you to depend on him one day at a time. He will provide everything you need—for today. Because he is a good God, you can trust that you will lack nothing.

It’s okay to plan for tomorrow. But don’t worry about it! Trust God for each day as it comes.

Talk It Over

  • Spend five to 10 minutes today reciting and meditating on Psalm 23. What other Scripture passages would be helpful to remember when you start to worry?
  • What are you worrying about from your past that you need to surrender to God?
  • What are you worrying about in the future that you need to trust God for today?

If you haven’t trusted Jesus with your life, why wait any longer? Pray this prayer: “Dear Jesus, you have promised that if I believe in you, everything I’ve ever done wrong will be forgiven and you will accept me into your eternal home in Heaven one day. I’m so grateful that I do not have to earn or work for my salvation. It is a gift from God, through your sacrifice on the Cross.

“I confess my sin, and I ask for your forgiveness. I believe you are my Savior. I receive you into my life as my Lord. Today I’m turning over every part of my life to your management. I want to use the rest of my life to serve you instead of serving myself. I want to depend on you instead of worrying about my past and future. I commit my life to you and ask you to save me and accept me into your family. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.”

If you just prayed to accept Jesus, please email me at [email protected] and let me know. I’d like to send you some free materials to help you start your journey with Jesus.

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