I watched her for 30 minutes on this early, spring morning. Back and forth the mama bird flitted and tweeted, bringing succulent grub to her babies. I think what captivated me the most was the relentless way she worked at finding food for them. Not just once, but over and over again… long enough for me to capture a photograph of this faithful bird caring for her children.
Startled back to reality, I remembered why I was on my porch, with my Bible, coffee, draped in a blanket, and sitting in my rocking chair.
Oh, that’s right. I was going to read my Bible!
Please God, speak to me through your Word.
In His gentle way He answered, I just did.
Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear. Isaiah 65:24 (NIV)
Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your Heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Matthew 6:26-27
We all have stuff. Big, little, life-changing, or small details.
Casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. I Peter 5:7 (NASB)
So I took pen to paper and made a list…anything that was causing me fear, anxiety, worry, or concern. And then I read my list to God like a prayer and did as Jesus commanded when He said,
Do not worry. Matthew 6:25 (NKJV)
He wants whatever is weighing heavy on your heart. He is relentless in His love and care for you. He will be faithful to you and satisfy your soul.
For he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.Psalm 107:9 (NIV)