Have you ever realized that today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday? Did your worrying make any difference? . . .
Worrying about future tomorrows drains all the joy from the present moment and fills it with dread and despair.
—Patricia Wilson, Freedom from Worry: 28 Days of Prayer (Upper Room Books, 2012)
How often are you able to get through a day without worrying about the future?
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Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
—Matthew 6:34 (NIV)
Prayer for the Week
Loving God, I am weighed down by worrying so much. Help me remember that you care for me and my needs. I bring my anxieties to you and trust in your power to relieve them. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
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