I remember coming home from work one time and finding our son who was four or five very upset, sitting on the couch with a worried look on his face. I asked him what was going on. Wringing his hands in despair he said, “Someday I am going to grow up, have a job and I won’t be able to get there because … I DON’T KNOW HOW TO DRIVE!” I calmed him down by assuring him that he didn’t need to worry about those things right now; when the time was right I would make sure he knew how to drive. And it would be definitely be before he had a car. Every time I think of that story I think of how proud I am of my son. He works hard and he has grown into a fine young man who is concerned about doing the right thing. I love you son.
When I think about that story I also think about Matthew 6:34 where Jesus says, “So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Too many times, we get ahead of ourselves. In the midst of our planning and dreaming, sometimes we not only get ahead of ourselves but we also get ahead of the Lord. We forget to include Him in the plan or the dream. We forget to consult Him or even allow Him to weigh in on the designs and plans we have for our lives. We forget that He is in the picture. And when we forget that He is in the picture it can be easy to worry and become anxious about what the future holds. Earlier in Matthew chapter 6 Jesus reminded His disciples that worry never helps. He encouraged them to place their trust in God. God is a God of provision, He knows our needs and just as God takes care of the birds of the air, He can be trusted to take care of us. God will always meet our needs in the proper time. Until next time stay strong in the faith.