Therefore don't be anxious about tomorrow . . . . Matthew 6:34a
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:
The salvation story of Jesus Christ reaches around the world. So that the readers of our Daily Devotion may see the power of the Savior on a global scale, we have asked the volunteers of our International Ministry Centers to write our Friday devotions. We pray that the Spirit may touch your day through their words.
In Christ, I remain, His servant and yours,
Kenneth R. Klaus
Speaker of The Lutheran Hour
Every creature in this world longs for love in the form of safety and security. We all have the power to love and care for others. But in this world there is a definite failure in loving and caring, which creates problems like depression, tension, and worry.
People are negatively impacted everyday from the weight of their sorrows and worries. Our anxieties take us very close to the graveyard. No tablets, pills, or injections can remedy our sorrows. Since worries and anxieties are related to our mind and heart, only a person who knows our mind and heart can cure our sorrows.
In our spiritual life, worries make us doubt the love of God and the protection He promised to offer. Our anxiousness can even weaken our faith and our desire to trust in God.
What shall we do? Let's turn to the voice of Jesus Christ. He says, "Don't be anxious about tomorrow." These words urge us to be confident of His gracious caring and loving. We do not know what the future will bring. Only God knows. Therefore, He calls us to think about today rather than tomorrow.
We are not to worry about food, clothing, or housing for God knows our needs and will supply them. The apostle Paul knew this concept well: "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God" (Philippians 4:6).
THE PRAYER: Heavenly Father, take away our worries and fears. Fill us with the comfort of Your Holy Spirit. Amen.
Biography of Author: This devotion was provided by Rev. E. Eben Titus, a Lutheran pastor serving India for more than 25 years. There, Lutheran Hour Ministries-India broadcasts the Gospel in both Tamil and Hindu to citizens in this country of more than one billion people. Additionally, LHM staff utilizes cassette tapes, printed materials, and Bible Correspondence Courses (BCC) to share God's love and the redemption He offers through His Son, Jesus Christ.
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