The Future#2. “Tomorrow—A Worry-Free Zone.”

The Future#2. “Tomorrow—A Worry-Free Zone.”

“So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matthew 6:34).

The future has this advantage over the past…you can change it!

If our conversations with God are indicative of our expectations for tomorrow, then we have reason to rejoice. The joy resides in the fact that scripture promises that all serious thought given in that direction will produce tremendous blessings.

Jesus made this staggering promise: “Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you” (Mark 11:24).

Obviously, the “all things” that Jesus is talking about excludes anything that will distract you as you walk in the Spirit. God would never give you things that would hinder your ability to advance the Lord’s church—that would be counterproductive.

Our prayers are thus shaped by that which we anticipate. If our hearts are filled with the anticipation that “God’s will” will be done on the morrow, our prayers will be driven to that glorious end.

Conversely, half-hearted prayers that lack any real sense of hope are to be abandoned forthwith. Such prayers are likely to have been plagued with doubt anyway, and since doubt is the antithesis of faith, “that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord” (James 1:7).

The “Worry-Free Zone” is in fact a “Today-Thing!”

Jesus, the source of faith, hope and love, has gifted these to us to share in the here and now. Then expect to personally witness your worries scatter from your life as the transforming effects of faith, hope and love crowd them out.

The first place to start is by clearing away all those “molehills” that we call “legitimate concerns.” After all, Jesus has promised us all we need to achieve that which he wants us to do—and that is a lot of blessings.

Thus, tomorrow will indeed be a “Worry-Free Zone.” We need to claim that – today!

John Staiger

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