Birds, Bees, Flowers And Trees
See the birds of the sky, that they dont sow, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns. Your heavenly Father feeds them. Arent you of much more value than they? Which of you, by being anxious, can add one cubit to the measure of his life?Why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow. They dont toil, neither do they spin, yet I tell you that even Solomon in all his glory was not dressed like one of these. (Matthew 6:26 WEB)
The ants crawling along the ground always have plenty to eat. So do the squirrels running along the tree limbs, the birds and the bees flying through the air, the fish swimming in the sea, they are all taken care of by God. Plants and trees that are rooted in place and cannot even move, are still taken care of by God.
Everything in nature does their part as they are able, and God takes care of the rest. He puts what they need within their reach, even if they are immobilized. We have a giant oak tree in our yard that has never taken a step from where it was born.
The birds of the air are taken care of one day at a time. There may be a drought or a famine and it may affect them for a while, but being that their species is not extinct, they have been taken care of pretty well for a very long time.
It is always we that start to panic when it does not happen fast enough. So many times I have been concerned about tomorrow, only to find that when it got here, everything was fine. God took care of it somehow. Look back over your life.
I am not saying there have not been times that lacked of wants, times of having less than I wanted to have, or felt that I deserved. The Lord knows that we have seen the unemployment line more than once, but we have never had to go hungry. There was always something to eat and something to wear.
David said I have been young, and now am old, Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his children begging for bread (Psalms 37:25).
Dont panic, dont get anxious about what you think may come. Dont let your fear snowball into something that blocks your view of God. He knows your needs and you mean much more to Him than the birds that He also takes care of. He created us in His own image. When the need comes, the answer will as well. Just continue to do your part and trust that God will provide what you need within your reach.
Prayer: Father I thank You for providing for me. You are so good to me and I want more of You in my life. Lord, cover me in Your peace. Touch me today and let me know that You are there no matter what I face, in the name of Jesus I pray.
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