What the heck is worry, anyway? I mean, we do it all the time, right? But what is worrying. I thought about that for a while and realized that the only thing you can worry about is the future. Think about it; you can't worry about the past, because you already know what's happened, and you can't worry about your immediate present, because what's here is here. In fact, by definition, you can only worry about the future.
That's really interesting because, as I thought about it further, I realized that there is no such thing as the future. The past definitely happened, and the present (you reading this) is definitely happening, but show me the future...you can't. What's interesting is that once the future is actually a reality, it's the present. I mean, sure we can do our best to predict the future, but anyone who's ever trusted a weather man knows all too well that what will actually happen could be quite different. The bottom line: the future as we understand it only exists in our imaginations; it is not something that is actually real at all.
So if we can only worry about the future, but what we call "the future" is really our own imaginations running rampant, then what are we actually worrying about?
I love this verse in Matthew 6:34, where Jesus says, "Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don't get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes."
I've known people who all their lives were worried about what could happen, and therefore could never really enjoy what was happening. I've always thought it was interesting that when God met Moses in the desert, and Moses asked who He was, God replied "I AM". I think that so perfectly describes who God is in our lives. He's not "I WAS" or "I WILL BE", but He is the 'right-here-right-now' God; the God that IS. If you want to find God, you won't find Him in your own ideas about the future, and you won't find Him the stagnant past. He can only be found right here, right in this moment, where things are real and alive and moving. That's what God's about, and that's what we can be about. Make the choice to keep yourself right here, right now where God is. Let tomorrow worry about itself.