“Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.” Philippians 4:6-7
Do not be anxious about tomorrow. Easier to say than do. When a hurricane is predicted to hit your island or shore in so many days or hours, it is difficult to imagine not being anxious. But in the end, there is nothing being anxious can do to keep it from happening. During a time of crisis, we need a level head more than ever. Yet, we hear about people who bury their heads in the sand and wait out hurricanes—some successfully and others regretfully.
This morning I read a quote from one of my favorite bloggers, a Native American, Bishop Steve Charleston. “Tomorrow is always a beginning, not an end. Tomorrow is where change lives. Tomorrow is the second chance. Even on the day I die, tomorrow will be the start of something new.” We need to live in faith every day that if today is the end, it will be the beginning of something more beautiful, peaceful, and eternal. But, we can’t be prepared unless we open ourselves daily to walk with God and acknowledge our Savior.
Thank you, Dear Father, for the promise of a better day in Heaven. Amen.