Today's devotion is based on Matthew 6:34, "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
Jesus tells us not to worry about the future. He did not say, "I suggest you do this." It is a command. We are to live in the today because when we do, we live as God intended us to. When we worry about tomorrow, something we have little or no control over, we carry a burden God does not want us to carry, for as God tells us, "Today has enough troubles.
That's not to say we shouldn't consider our future. When God made us in his image, he gifted us with an intellect to use in our lives and to his glory. So we can plan for tomorrow and so on. However, there's no need to commit emotional energy to worry about the future. God gives us everything we need for today, and we can live in peace, knowing he will do so again tomorrow.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Father, you know how easily we become burdened with the worries of the future. Lord, we can do a lot on our own. Please help us to remember that when we trust in your power, we can do even more. We commit tomorrow to you, knowing you will give us what we need when tomorrow arrives, just as you promised. Amen.