Sam I am.
I was born into an ancient royal family line on one of the most thunderous and stormy evenings our country had ever seen. Bringing life into such turmoil brought distress to my parents. The elements raged outside as my mother birthed me. The moment I entered the confines of my mother’s chamber the outside world ceased to rage. The superstitious priests and counsel men all warned my father as to keep a watchful eye as I grew up. They feared I possessed some evil in me that stopped that storm. My father being a non-superstitious man took their advice only as a compliment. All the King could think of was he had a son and a beautiful queen. You must understand the era of time we lived was long ago and very strange to anyone now. My father was the king of a very strange and ultimately peaceful land. Our ways were so strange because we happened to be isolated on an island in the middle of the ocean. Basically, there has never been any kind of contact with any other people from anywhere which is why I use the word “peaceful” here. We never had wars in my father’s reign. We had other types of troubles. Factions that divided from our own way of life and moved off the island to explore new territories. Father knew his people well and granted them the permission. They have yet to return. Being royal my family lived in the lavish mansion that settled on the highest peak on the island. Father thought it best to be able to have a perfect view of the sea, just in case someone should attack. Mother always said he has the mind of a soldier but the heart of a monk. We had the most beautiful flowers and trees and enough resources to sustain everyone.
I am perpetually with you, taking care of you. That is the most important fact of your existence. I am not limited by time or space; My Presence with you is a forever-promise. You need not fear the future, for I am already there. When you make that quantum leap into eternity, you will find Me awaiting you in heaven. Your future is in My Hands; I release it to you day by day, moment by moment. Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow. I want you to live this day abundantly, seeing all there is to see, doing all there is to do. Don’t be distracted by future concerns. Leave them to Me! Each day of life is a glorious gift, but so few people know how to live within the confines of today. Much of their energy for abundant living spills over the timeline into tomorrow’s worries or past regrets. Their remaining energy is sufficient only for limping through the day, not for living it to the full. I am training you to keep your focus on My Presence in the present. This is how to receive abundant Life, which flows freely from My throne of grace.
Matthew 6:34; John 10:10; James 4:13-15
Man did I really need to read this today. Job searching is a very exhausting endeavor. I’m so worried about not having a job by the end of the year I can’t seem to be happy most of the time. Worrying. Always worrying whether I’m going to get that job He has for me. Worrying whether we will save enough to have our own place to call home. All these things are in the future and God clearly states NOT TO WORRY ABOUT THE FUTURE! He has it all planned out already. His presence in the present (see what I did there) is all that I need to deal with right now. Be patient in His presence in the present. Have an awesome day. Remember: don’t worry, God loves you and so do I.