This is one the those days. You know the ones. You simply go through the motions. You do what you have to do because life does not stop just because we do. And because God does feed the birds, put he does not place it in the nest for them; I will keep moving forward. It will all make sense eventually right? God never said life would be easy, but He did say He would be with us every step of the way.
So Lord – I admit right where I am – on this platform seen by numbers unknown – I need you. I need you to not only give me strength, but BE my strength. Help me to keep remembering that you have never abandoned me, and you never will.
Matthew 6: 25-34
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 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? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[?
“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Dear readers – when have you felt discouraged? What have you done to maintain your faith? Please share.