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An Infinite Loop

  • Therefore don't be anxious, saying, 'What will we eat?', 'What will we drink?' or, 'With what will we be clothed?' For the Gentiles seek after all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first God's Kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore don't be anxious for tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Each day's own evil is sufficient. Matthew 6:31-34 WEB.

    Once I was working on a software program to help automate some things for us. There was a bug where each time I tested the application on the computer, the processor usage would climb to one-hundred percent, and the computer would slow to a crawl. I am sure that you have seen the hourglass or the spinning beach ball before. Eventually, the computer would become unresponsive.

    The computer system would become comatose. It was just too busy thinking to respond to any more input. All the system resources were being used up, yet, it was accomplishing absolutely nothing. In the code, I had forgotten to include a proper break out for a particular condition. So the computer application would reach that line and get stuck in what is called "an infinite loop." It was repeating the same thing over and over again to itself, endlessly, and it would never move on. Eventually, all the remaining system resources would be used up, and you would get "Not Responding."

    Worrying about tomorrow is a lot like this. You try and solve tomorrow's problems in your mind. When you fail, you try again, then again, and again. Soon, it becomes an infinite loop, and you lie in bed staring at the ceiling, unable to sleep. A loop like this will drain all of your energy until you are completely exhausted and no longer responding to input from others. The noise level in your head will grow louder, and it will keep you from hearing God's still small voice. You become so tired, and yet, you have solved absolutely nothing.

    Stop. Break out, and through that wall of doubt and fear. Living in the past causes depression. Living in the future causes anxiety. God will help you through tomorrow when it comes. When the problem arrives, the answer will also appear with it. Today is the tomorrow that you were worried about yesterday. He has brought you this far, so don't get caught in an infinite loop of worrying about tomorrow and miss living today. Trust God, and tomorrow will take care of itself, just as it did yesterday.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I pray that You bring the breakthrough in my life. Help me break out of this loop and to reach a new level. Please fill me up with Your Holy Spirit, cover me with Your peace, and let me be a carrier of Your love on the earth. I choose to trust You to take care of tomorrow. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: For those participating in the Creation Photography weekly themes, here is this week's challenge from group leader, Dianna Wyles: Psalm 126:2 Proverbs 31:25-28 "She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her." ~ 'Mother Moments' will be our next fun theme. Show us ALL the mom moments you cherish'you as a mom, your mom, the grand moms, anyone filling a mom's shoes or helping a mom through'funny moments, happy moments, sad ones too. Embrace, appreciate, and safeguard each memory you hold dear and share with us the ones you will Oh yeah, as always, our themes are wide open for creative interpretation! We also encourage you to post anything else that inspires you as well. My photos this week reflect just a few precious moments for me and the butterflies are in honor of all the mothers that have already earned their wings'we miss you. We love you. We know you are living in wellness and we will see you again! Thank our loving God for that precious knowledge and have a blessed day! Here is the link: Creation Photographers


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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck Amen, Loved today's Devotional!
May 11
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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Praise the Lord Hallelujah for this new day! Thank you for guiding us through each day! ❤️
May 11
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Thank you Lord Jesus that I can rest in your Love and Peace.

May 11
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name I ask,Amen. 

May 11
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Thank You Lord for all of Your Blessings

May 11
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Heavenly Father, I thank you for always being with me. Thank you for today, a brand new day. Amen

May 11
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

May 11
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

May 11
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Good Morning to everyone...Amen 

May 11
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Jesus, please give us strength for today and we will let you take care of tomorrow. Amen 

May 11
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Father for always being there to pick me up when I spend too much time in my own head, thank you Holy Spirit 

May 11
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Cristy Herzberg
Cristy Herzbergedited: May 11

So do I ; God is so awesome w this reminder 

May 11
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Maria Melendez
Maria Melendez

Amen !!!

May 11
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Valuable advice for this time in my life, Pastor Dion! Lord, I choose to trust You to take care of tomorrow. Thank you for Your Loving direction. AMEN

May 11
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Ann Marie
Ann Marie

Thank you Pastor Dion, this is a timely reminder. God uses you. 

May 11
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Robert Hayes
Robert Hayes

Excellent! Thank you!

May 11
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Cristy Herzberg
Cristy Herzberg

Loops of the past often admittingly replay in my mind bc it was severe abuse which is hard to overcome. It sometimes hinders me, honestly, from enjoying the present bc I'm very very sheltered w my heart. Please pray that I trust God and put all of my focus on him to end the loops as described above. This devotional really spoke to me. Praise God for his PERFECT timing 

May 11
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I thank You for picking me up when I feel so disappointed and frustrated, be with me 'cause I need You today and always leave to You our tomorrow. In Jesus Christ name I pray, Amen. Thank You Father. 

Excellent devotional reminder Pastor, God bless you and Sylvia. 

May 11
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord Jesus, amen 

May 11
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

May 11
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen Amen Amen 

May 11
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

May 12
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Robert Hayes
Robert Hayes

This is a great devotional. I sometimes have dreams where I can't complete something! The more I try the worse it gets! When I wake up I'm frustrated! These dreams are perfect examples of endless loops. This a perfect devotional for me! Thanks and God bless you!

May 15