Have you ever heard the saying, ‘Don’t borrow trouble’?
It means that today has enough trouble of its own, so there’s not point in borrowing any from the future. Jesus tells us the same thing in Matthew chapter 6, when he says, ‘Do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself.’ Sometimes, that’s hard advice to follow, especially for those of us who struggle with anxiety.
Josh Wilson can relate. He says, “Rather than taking life one day at a time and following Christ’s call to ‘seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness,’ I often find myself preoccupied with the future, constantly playing out worst case scenarios in my mind. My worries about the future often eclipse the actual struggle I face when it finally becomes the present.”
He wrote the song ‘Borrow’ as a reminder to live in the here and now, to trust that God is in control.
“Of course I still need to plan and prepare for the future,” he says, “but all I really have control over is my reaction to this very moment. This song is a conscious decision to trust that ‘In Christ all things hold together’ (Colossians 1:17). That means that God holds not only this moment, but every moment to come. Because of that, there’s no need to borrow any trouble from the future, and I’m able to take life one day at a time.”
Listen for “Borrow (One Day At A Time)” on LifeSongs – and catch Josh Wilson’s live performance of the hit with Josh & Nancy on the LifeSongs podcast!