New Year, No Worries
It’s possible that you, like many other people right now, are planning your goals and resolutions for this year. But do not forget to put them in the hands of God. Proverbs 16:3 says, “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and He will establish your plans.” By putting what we do in the hands of God, He gives us the peace of mind that He will do what is needed at the perfect time.
As human beings, we often worry too much about what we will do in our day, especially in the future. But the word of God says, “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?” Matthew 6:25.
I understand that it is not easy for us not to be worrying about tomorrow. But understand, not worrying doesn’t mean not planning.
God asks us to put our lives and cares in His hands, but that doesn’t mean you can’t plan anything. That’s being foolish and irresponsible. Of course, some things are not within our reach, and with that, we need God’s action.
If you believe in the Creator God, you must also believe in the Provider God. He also tells us later, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33 (KJV).
By focusing more on the matters of the kingdom of heaven, God will provide us with the necessary tools to continue doing what He has told us to do.
Martin Luther once said, “I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that I still possess.”
When we entrust our intentions and activities to the Lord, we are saying, “Not my will, Father, but Yours be done,” as Jesus did.
By Elton DeMoraes, President