May 7 Pearl

May 7

Love this verse: Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:34

If we could live this way, wouldn’t life be more peaceful? We have to plan for tomorrow because if we don’t plan for our future that seems foolish? How do we find this balance between planning for our future and not worrying about tomorrow?

I plan to save for my child’s college and for our retirement. Somehow I need to enjoy the right here and now while planning for these events. We can’t see how long we will be on this earth so we plan to be here to retire.

If we knew today that we would die at the ripe old age of 60 we may stop working earlier and enjoy life a bit more. However, if we knew that we were going to live until we are 90 we may feel comfortable working until we are 70-80.

The point being we can’t see into the future so we plan as if we are going to live until retirement age. Psalm 105:4 says Seek the Lord and His strength; seek His face continually! This answers our question on how to live without worry.

Seek after His face and ask Him to direct our paths so we can be in His will. We don’t want to waste valuable time running after things that leave us feeling more empty. Seek His face first and all the time and everything else will fall into place.

I want the Lord to go before me like a cloud and a pillar of fire the way he guided the Israelites through the desert. This life can feel like we are wandering through the desert.

My Pearl today is that through consistently seeking His face we can live without worry.


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