Thursday, 2 June 2011


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Tomorrow I turn forty-one. The last year has gone by very fast and a lot of things have happened. Both good things and bad things. The best thing that has happened is that I no longer dread tomorrow.

"I have learned to live each day as it comes and not to borrow trouble by dreading tomorrow." - Dorothy Dix

I used to worry about more things than I should have. The kind of things that are natural to worry about as a mere mortal, but things that God does not want us to concern ourselves with: money, clothing, food, and so on.

“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 than food, and the body more than clothes? 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? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?" - Matthew 7:25-27 NIV

I also used to worry about things that I knew were, and are, completely out of my hands. These things have not changed; the uncertainty and the concerns are still there, but the worry has gone.

I've learned that God has a way of sorting things out. I just need to wait for Him to do what He has to do. I need patience, and I also need productivity during these seasons of waiting.

I don't know what tomorrow holds, outside of it being my birthday. God knows what tomorrow, and forever, holds. I'll be trusting Him in the present day to provide for my tomorrows as I know that He has ensured my forever is certain.


  1. I don't know about your tomorrow but I sure am praying that your Today is Awesome!! Happy Birthday Paula:) Thank you for continually encouraging me!!

  2. Oh Paula, happy birthday one day in advance. I'm sure I'll post on your Facebook wall tomorrow but given that Australia is one day ahead, I better make sure I get my greeting up. :)

    You've learned much and continue to grow.

    Love you,

  3. Amen, Paula! Praise the LORD!