worry Our country is in turmoil because of the closed government. People have no idea how Obamacare will affect not only their health insurance but their job situations. We’re only one paycheck away from not being able to pay our car note. Yet God doesn’t want us to worry.

Say what? How can we not with everything going on? Yet, in Matthew 6:34, Jesus tells us, Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Basically, God wants us to take one day at a time, and to trust in Him with the future. He is the only one who knows what tomorrow brings. And if we worry, it proves we don’t have faith in Him to carry us through.

God will never give you more than you can handle. No matter what you are going through, Jesus is right there beside you. Anytime worry creeps in, just turn to your right. Jesus is there with his hand on your shoulder.

One of my favorite poems is “Footprints” written by Mary Stephens. I thought I’d share it with you today. Most probably know it, but need to be reminded of the Lord’s presence at all times.

FOOTPRINTS

One night I had a dream–
I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord
and across the sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene I noticed two sets of footprints,
one belonged to me and the other to the Lord.
When the last scene of my life flashed before me,
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
I noticed that many times along the path of my life,
there was only one set of footprints.
I also noticed that it happened at the very lowest
and saddest times in my life.
This really bothered me and I questioned the Lord about it.
“Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you,
you would walk with me all the way,
but I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life
there is only one set of footprints.
“I don’t understand why in times when I needed you most,
you should leave me.”
The Lord replied, “My precious, precious child,
I love you and I would never, never leave you
during your times of trial and suffering.
“When you saw only one set of footprints,
it was then that I carried you.”

God controls the future – worrying gets us nowhere. So give Carrying whatever is troubling you up to Jesus. He will take them from you so you no longer have that burden.

Of course, if you’re like me, you just wish He’d let you in on His plans every once in a while.

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