Pastor’s Piece on the Master’s Peace #4

Matthew 6:25-27
“That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? (NLT)

 

When I read passages like Matthew 6 that is quoted above, I think of an old hymn that sums it up so well. By way of devotional, I have placed various scriptures beside certain lines. Look those up and give thanks to God. Here are the lyrics.

I Know Who Holds Tomorrow

By Ira F.  Stanphill

Verse 1

I don’t know about tomorrow I just live from day to day (Matt 6:34)

I don’t borrow from its sunshine for its skies may turn to gray

I don’t worry o’er the future for I know what Jesus said (Matt 28:20)

And today I’ll walk beside Him for He knows what is ahead (Psalm 91:1-3)

Verse 2

Ev’ry step is getting brighter as the golden stairs I climb

Ev’ry burden’s getting lighter Ev’ry cloud is silver-lined (Matt 11:29-30)

There the sun is always shining there no tear will dim the eye (Rev 21:23)

At the ending of the rainbow where the mountains touch the sky

Verse 3

I don’t know about tomorrow it may bring me poverty (Phil 4:11)

But the One who feeds the sparrow Is the One who stands by me (Matthew 6:26)

And the path that is my portion may be through the flame or flood (Isa 43:2)

But His presence goes before me and I’m covered with His blood (1 John 1:7)

Chorus 1

Many things about tomorrow I don’t seem to understand

But I know who holds tomorrow and I know who holds my hand

 

            Be encouraged in the Lord today my friends. You are loved.