Happy New Year! Yesterday we were reminded from Philippians 3:13-14 that one scriptural principle to work on in the coming year is we must not allow our yesterdays to define our todays, and we should “press on for the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” The next scriptural principle is found in Philippians 4:6-7 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Here we are commanded not to worry about tomorrow. I wonder some times how much time we spend mentally worrying about what tomorrow will bring. The problem is that we can never change what will happen tomorrow by worrying about how things will play out today. We have no control over the future, only God knows the reality of that future. Charles G. Trumbell once said, “We will never know victory over worry and anxiety until we begin to treat it as sin. For such it is. It is deep seated distrust of the Father, who assures us again and again that even the falling sparrow is in His tender care.”
Our lives are in the hands of a loving God who knows what is best for us, even when we do not understand it ourselves. We are reminded in Philippians 4:19 That God “… Shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory y Christ Jesus.” When you are temped to worry, remember that God knows your needs and will supply those needs. Remember that needs are different than wants, God is not obligated to give us what we want, but He will provide what we need, and He understand those needs. God desires for us to live in peace, we need to learn to trust Him as we face each day. As we face 2021 forget about the victories and failures of yesterday, and don’t worry about Tomorrow, God will provide the strength that we need to face the circumstances that He allows to come into our lives.