Why worry... - by Ben Bonython
“So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today." Matthew 6:34
Leaving the house to take care of bits and pieces, I took my phone and wallet. I remember thinking that I will need my wallet to get petrol, and I remember taking my wallet with me. An hour later and I am on the way home, stopping to fuel up and you guessed it...I cannot find my wallet.
I check all the normal places. I cant find it. I check all the less normal places. I cant find it. I check the unusual places and I still cant find it. Then the pressure of cars behind me and needing to get home, I raid my spare change and put something in the tank. But during that entire time, I am thinking about 'where did I leave it' and it came to me - i left my wallet on the bonnet of my car...
Oh no!!!! My wallet is somewhere on the road, someone has already taken it. By this stage, I am not worried about the $100, but all the headache of my cards and ID and those little things you keep in your wallet. The massive numbers of calls to make, and replacement cards and ID to get.
And then this verse came to me - 'why worry about tomorrow...'
So i decided to stop worrying about it being stolen, lost and misplaced. I simply drove home, albeit reasonably directly. I went to my desk and there it was. Safe and sound.
My mind had moved quickly from misplaced wallet to stolen wallet - i was already worrying about tomorrow, when really, there was no need. I was feeling stressed about tomorrow when it was all in my head. Today has enough troubles yet i had begun to fill my head with tomorrows troubles also.
Are you are someone who worries too much, about things that may or may not happen. If you carry stress about the future that is yet to happen - maybe these wise words of Jesus are helpful to you too! Choose not to worry - today is enough for today!
'don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today'