Who Controls Your Life?

Many things about tomorrow I don't seem to understand; but I know who holds tomorrow and I know who holds my hand. Ira Stanphill

I wish that I had learned the truths contained in this old Gospel song many years ago. Sometimes it seems like all we do is worry about our future - and it begins at an early age. When going into Jr. High we worry if we will fit in, or be laughed at, or get beat up. Going into Sr. High we worry about the same things, plus our worries over boyfriends or girlfriends, or whether or not we will make the team or the grades.

Then we worry about college and jobs and whether or not we'll ever get married. When we are married, we worry about whether or not we'll have kids and then, when we do have kids, we worry about how we can afford them. We still worry about our jobs and now we worry about our cars holding out and the roofs over our heads holding up.

Then we start worrying about the same things for our kids that we worried about for ourselves when we were their age. And we worry about affording braces and teenager's car insurance and tuition. Then we worry about getting older and retirement and our health.  Isn't it odd how the things we worry about either happened or they didn't and we still got by? Wouldn't it be nice to never have to worry again?

The fact is that many people do live without worry because they have discovered the secret: They trust God! It's like when we were three - we didn't worry about food or cars or rent because Mom and Dad were there and we trusted them. It's when we return to that simple, childlike faith, that we begin to trust in the One who really does hold all of our tomorrows. And, it is then that life becomes everything that our Creator designed it to be.

"So do not worry, saying, "What shall we eat?" or "What shall we drink?" or "What shall we wear?"... Your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness,  and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself." Jesus (Matthew 6:31-34, NIV)