“Why should I feel discouraged? Why should the shadows come?…When Jesus is my portion, a constant friend is He. His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me!” (Lyrics from Gospel Hymn His Eye is on the Sparrow)
I am a silly, cotton-brained, ninny muggins! (To be completely plain about it.) In the last 10 weeks, I have found myself stressing out over various things involved with this pregnancy. I’m not stressed about labor & delivery or what it will be like bringing baby home. I’m not stressed over being “prepared” in the least. All of my stress has involved dealing with doctors, pharmacies, and (especially) my insurance agency. All of this stress has come to naught. Absolute naught, as everything has been taken care of and worked out. So, why do I keep falling for it?!? Once again, tonight, I’ve just been reminded that God takes care of His children. He has made a way. I’m not going to go into all the messy details because it’s really not that important. What I do want to do is encourage all of you (and myself) to remember that WE are God’s adopted children and his most loved creation. He will always take care of us…ALWAYS. We have no need to fear or stress over things of this world. God will provide, in some way, in His time. He will take care of us and we will always be okay!! Hold onto that. Be encouraged. Know how greatly you are loved. We are all loved. Our God provides for the smallest bird of the air, He will provide for us, too.
No matter what situation you find yourself in, no matter what trials are foisted upon you, what struggles are laid at your feet, what temptations you must battle, or whatever kind of spiritual warfare you find yourself in – hold fast to the knowledge that God loves you best of all His creations and He will take care of you. For a little added comfort…remember that this world is fleeting and this is all temporary. There is a much bigger picture to keep in mind, one that we can’t really see in totality. We are living towards an eternity.
“There are more tears shed over answered prayers than over unanswered prayers.”
“The tree that is beside the running water is fresher and gives more fruit.”
“Our body has this defect that, the more it is provided care and comforts, the more needs and desires it finds.”
“The feeling remains that God is on the journey, too.”
“Praised be the Lord, who has redeemed me from myself.”
“Let nothing disturb thee; Let nothing dismay thee; All thing pass; God never changes Patience attains All that it strives for. He who has God finds he lacks nothing: God alone suffices.”