Yesterday, I ran. I’m trying to actually do more of the things that I like to do during this time, so I went for a run. While I was running I saw a baby bird, that looked like a sparrow. Right away the lyrics from, Audrey Assad, came to my mind. “His eye is on the sparrow, and I know, He watches me.” This post actually won’t be too long. I will just get to the point. I know we all get anxious at times. However, I hope you can find peace in knowing that God cares for you, and He is with you. Just like He takes care of the birds in the sky, He is taking care of you and me also. My experience with the sparrow yesterday reminded me that sometimes what we’re looking for isn’t where we expect it to be, sometimes what we’re looking for can be in the wilderness. To make a long story short, when I was running back I wanted to take a picture of the sparrow. I didn’t find it in the trees, where I thought it’d be, but I did get a picture of a sparrow in the electric lines towards the end of my run. Sometimes when I run I get these quotes. Yesterday it was, “Don’t be so fixated on your way that you try and bypass God’s will.” Trying to take a picture of that sparrow, required me to slow down my pace a lot, but who really cares about time when you can get a picture of a sparrow in a time like this. Sometimes those little reminders can go a long way. “His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He’s watching me. He’s watching you and me….” I wanted to share a few scriptures for anyone that may be feeling anxious during this time, I hope these verses can bring some peace. Hopefully this short little post, can be a blessing to someone, somehow. God bless <3
Matthew 6:25-34 ESV
“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. …
Philippians 4:6-9 New International Version (NIV)
6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
Proverbs 3:5-6 King James Version (KJV)
5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
2 Timothy 1:7 King James Version (KJV)
7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.