Worry and the Future

Posted on January 11, 2013 · Posted in Worldview, Worry

Instructing a Child’s Heart talks about the importance of viewing life as a classroom. When we hear someone speak of confidence in God’s care for the future, such as Tim Tebow did this week, it is important to realize this confidence did not come from the thoughts of a good man. These thoughts came from the direction of the Holy Spirit expressed in Scripture. Use this classroom opportunity to repent of your own tendency to  worry and then to show your children the value of taking God at his word. This is how Tim came to trust God in the light of an uncertain future.

25 “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 important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? 

Matthew 6:25-27

 
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Jay Younts
John A. (Jay) Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger, and is a ruling elder serving at Redeemer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He has written Everyday Talk, Everyday Talk About Sex & Marriage, Finding the Right Track, the In Touch With Paul stewardship series, and What About War. He has studied and taught about biblical childrearing for 30 years. He and his late wife Ruth have five adult children.