"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matthew 6:34
This scripture reading and the song “I am trusting thee Lord Jesus” have been bouncing around in my head today. In this world that we live in, worrying does not take away tomorrow's troubles; it only takes away today's peace. This world’s self-help courses tell us to fight fire with fire but we need to remember that the Fire Department usually uses water. The girl in the attached photo attends Bon Barger Lutheran School in Caredeux, Haiti. I confess that there are times when I worry that this child may not get her meal at school tomorrow; God has never let the Trinity/HOPE kettle go empty. My doubting that financial responsibilities will slow and come to a halt have never been realized. Jesus wants us to let go of our anxiety; we must live in the present moment. There are too many opportunities we could miss today by worrying about what might happen tomorrow.
The Lord could come between now and tomorrow and all our worry would have been silliness and you, me and the children at Bon Barger will be together in Heaven. Thank you for joining me in trusting in our Lord Jesus to keep the pots full at Trinity/HOPE schools in Haiti. Thank you for joining me in sharing our financial blessings with those who have so few.
“I am trusting Thee, Lord, Jesus, trusting only Thee; trusting Thee for full salvation, great and free. I am trusting Thee for pardon; at Thy feet I bow; for Thy grace and tender mercy, trusting now. I am trusting Thee for cleansing in the crimson flood; trusting Thee to make me holy by Thy blood. I am trusting Thee to guide me; Thou alone shalt lead; every day and hour supplying all my need. I am trusting Thee for power, Thine can never fail; words which Thou Thyself shalt give me must prevail. I am trusting Thee, Lord Jesus; never let me fall; I am trusting Thee forever, and for all.” Frances R. Havergal, 1836-1879
Dear Heavenly Father, you have called your servants to ventures of which we cannot see the ending, by paths as yet untrodden, through perils unknown. Give us faith to go out with good courage, not knowing where we go but only that your hand is leading us and your love supporting us through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Amen.
May God be with you…Jay