For the months of March and April, Defying Shadows will be dedicating their weekends to sharing Wisdom from the Bible! Be on the lookout for some great posts from some great guest posters, past and new! Today, we welcome one of our guest posters, Rosie Wagner! ~Nichole
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things.
Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
The weight of the world can be summed up in one little word…worry! What an empty heaviness that weighs down our minds and poisons are hopes. Worry is common to all of us and comes out of our very humanity. Since we are so aware of our limits, it makes sense to us to borrow trouble from tomorrow hoping in vain to troubleshoot ahead of time and make our journey less perilous. Borrowing from tomorrow however robs us of today. We can never be what we need to be now, or who we need to be now, when so much of our time is spent worrying about things that may never come. It is important to prepare for our future, but the most common things that we worry about usually never happen, and if they do, worrying about them doesn’t usually prepare us for them.
In 2008 I read a book called ” The Shack” by William P. Young. In the story a man was confronted by God in a most miraculous way. In conversation Jesus stated “…do you realize that your imagination of the future, which is almost always dictated by fear of some kind, rarely if ever pictures me there with you?”. This has stuck with me ever since. I’m guilty of seeing the largest fears of my future completely alone, without any help whatsoever. God, however, has stated that He would never leave nor forsake me (Heb 23:5)! His truth trumps my feelings. How thankful I am for a loving Father who holds my tomorrows and has an absolutely amazing plan for each and every one of them. He will give us all that we need to tackle whatever may come right when we need it! This is not a promise of smooth roads or perfect weather. This rather, is a promise that we need not look to ourselves to find the answers but to Him who IS the answer. Steven Curtis Chapman once wrote, ” He who spoke peace to the waters cares more for our hearts than the waves!”. Let Him speak peace to your waves today and trust Him with your tomorrows!
Hi there! My name is Rosie Wagner, and I have had the privilege of knowing my Saviour, Jesus Christ my whole life. I have new been married to my best friend for almost 19 years, and we have 4 amazing children. I have had a life full of joys and trials, and have learned that God can truly make beauty out of our surrendered ashes!!