Words from the Heart for Tuesday May 26th, 2020
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Matthew 6:34 (NIV)
What will Canada look like in the year 2030? In spite of the uncertainties brought about by COVID-19, some things are certain. In 2030, the population shift to Ontario and the West will have redesigned our electoral map with a smaller proportion of ridings in Quebec and the Atlantic provinces. Because of the new “electoral math”, a Canadian Prime Minister will be able to get elected without any MPs on the East coast. By then, the strongest candidates from Quebec and the Atlantic provinces may run for a neutral party that will integrate them within the winning one in Ottawa.
The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us many things, not the least of which is that we ultimately have little control over our future plans. We have learned to live day by day. This is actually a Biblical principle, particularly when it comes to things that worry us. Jesus taught in Matthew 6:34: “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Worry is paralyzing. It causes us to lose sleep and fail to accomplish even some of the most basic of tasks. When we think rationally, we realize that worrying doesn’t help solve the problem we are concerned about. So, Jesus gives us wise advice. God is ultimately in control of our lives. Just as Jesus teaches us to pray for our daily bread, knowing that God will provide what we need each day, so we are to trust Him with our daily concerns, and leave the long-range concerns to Him as well. Learn to trust the Lord in all things, the daily ones and the long-range ones. He has your life under His control.
These have been words from the heart.