Jun 04

Give Us This Day…

…Everything we need for the next year, Lord. (Or 10 years, or 20…)

If you grew up in a church, you probably learned to pray, “Give us this day our daily bread.” But I find that most of my prayers, when I am asking God for help in a material way, are not about today. They are about what’s coming up. What’s down the road. “Lord, help us find a way to pay the hospital co-pay when the baby is born.” “Lord, help us find a way to send all these kids to college in 15 years.” “Lord, help us find a way to…” When I am worried about not having enough…it is not having enough in the future that I am worried about.  I’ve never gone without food or without a roof over my head. Yet I worry about what tomorrow will bring, or next week, or next year? What does that say about my trust in the Lord, who has always provided for me thus far?

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.” Matthew 6:34. Now there’s a verse I need someone to repeat to me every day!

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