You only have permission to worry if one of the following things happens to you: Your birthday cake collapses from the weight of the candles, you turn on the news and they’re showing emergency routes out of your city, your twin sister forgets your birthday, the bird singing outside your window is a buzzard, your income tax refund bounces, and lastly, your wife says, “Good morning, Bill,” and your name is George. If those seven things haven’t happened to you today, then you have nothing to worry about!
Don’t all of us worry too much? We worry that we’re going to need a root canal when we feel a slight pain in our jaw. On the way to visit the doctor, we feel anxious that he is going to diagnose some terrible disease.
Yet, the truth is that when hard things happen in our lives, we are usually up to handling them. When the crisis occurs, we feel God’s strength like never before. He sustains us as we make the necessary phone calls and talk to relatives and friends. The only way that we can get out of the vicious worry cycle is to daily lay our cares at Christ’s feet.
There will always be another tomorrow to fret about. Choose today to cast your worries at the foot of the cross. Enjoy the peace of knowing that God hold your tomorrow in His hands today.
Devotional by Dr. James A. Scudder