Do not murder.
Do not steal.
Do not lie.
Do not covet.
Do not worry.
If I choose to lie, I have sinned. If I choose to worry, I have sinned. Worry separates me from God. In fact, when I worry, I believe I know more about what is best for me than God does. My ideal outcomes for situations become little idols, stealing attention away from the one who holds my future in his hands.
I know God would not ask me to do something that is impossible. When he says not to worry, he assures me it does not have to be a way of life. I can hold on to the truth that facing the future with peace is possible. It probably will not be easy, but it can happen.
Peace is possible. I am choosing to run from sin straight to the arms of of a very capable and loving God.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matthew 6:34 NIV)
Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.” (Mark 10:27 NIV)
Lord of peace, I confess that I do not always trust you with my future as I should. Thank you for covering my sin of worrying with the blood of your son Jesus. Help me to embrace the truth that you know what is best for me and will always be with me. Amen.