“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow for tomorrow shall worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” (Matthew 6:34).

That may have been the first verse I ever memorized on my own. But I have been worrying a lot lately. Worrying about this and that and here and there. Perhaps it’s because a lot of change is going on around me, the world feels particularly shaky and uncertain, so tomorrow’s worries can’t be anticipated. My life on the other hand has been fairly straightforward lately. There are a handful of constants in and about my life that are not likely to ever change; in fact, the constant most likely to change seems like it will always be quite the same.

But yet the worry is still there like a predator looming in the shadows, waiting for the proper moment to strike. I only hope and pray that I emerge unscathed…