Every where we turn there is bad and worrisome news. At times I confess, I get caught up in all the worries that the world news is telling me! Yesterday as I was sitting on my patio watching the birds flying and landing in the yard, seemingly without a care in the world, I was reminded of what my heavenly Father tells me in His Word about His care for His children!
Matthew 6 tells us God’s perspective on WORRY. (I have taken part from verses due to space)
Verse 25: I tell you, STOP being uneasy, anxious, and worried about your life.
Verse 26: Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow or reap or gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father keeps feeding them. Are you not worth more than they?
Verse 27: And who of you by worrying can add one unit of measure to your stature or span of your life.
Verse 28: Why should you be anxious about clothes? Consider the lilies (bluebonnets in Texas), they neither toil nor spin.
Verse 31: Therefore, do not worry!
Verse 32 Your heavenly Father knows well what you need.
Verse 33: Seek FIRST the kingdom of God and His righteousness; and all these things will be given to you.
Why should I be discouraged,
Why should the shadows come,
Why should my heart be lonely,
And long for heaven, heaven and home,
When Jesus is my portion, My constant Friend is He,
Oh, oh, oh His eye is on the sparrow and I know he watches over me.
Let not your heart be troubled, His tender Word I hear
And resting on His goodness, I lose my doubts and fear;
Though by the path He leadeth, but one step I may see;
HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW, AND I KNOW HE WATCHES OVER ME! By Civilla Martin & Charles Gabriel