(Jesus said) "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matthew 6:34
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
The world we live in is fraught with uncertainty. Disasters both natural and man-made abound and seem to increase daily. We search the world around us for clues as to why this is so, why do things seem to be in such a state of upheaval? In a world corrupted by sin and the sinners who inhabit it, this can be expected. We will have troubles and they will come on a regular basis.
"Each day has enough trouble of its own," Jesus said. It was true in His day; it is no less so in ours. The wisdom of Jesus is simple and sure. While we may worry about tomorrow and the next week, today has more than enough uncertainties to go around.
Many people get lost searching for answers about the future with astrology and fortune-tellers -- truly a case of the blind leading the blind. People who seek answers in these places don't realize the harm they cause themselves because this information is full of deceits and lies. The only place to find real truth is in God and His Word. In the pages of Scripture He speaks to us in times of trouble and comforts us with eternal words of wisdom. His words are universal; His words are sufficient -- for today, for tomorrow, for all time.
When life and the road ahead seem full of peril and great difficulty, remember these things are to be expected. When Jesus went to the cross He not only bore the full weight of our sin in His body, He bore our worries, our insecurities, and the fears we cling on to against the unknown.
Let them go.
Jesus, God's own Son and the Savior of the world, is perfectly sufficient to meet your every need.
THE PRAYER: God, You alone can quiet our worries and anxieties. Thank You for a perfect peace that passes all understanding and for the joy that is ours through Jesus' sacrificial triumph over sin and death. By His wounds alone are we healed and made righteous before You. We pray this in Your Name. Amen.
Biography of Author: This devotion was submitted from a volunteer serving Lutheran Hour Ministries in Paraguay. Established in Asuncion in 2000, LHM-Paraguay operates as Cristo Para Todas Las Naciones and is active in door-to-door ministry, radio programming, Project JOEL, Bible Correspondence Courses (BCC), and Equipping the Saints (ETS) training.
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