It’s a beautiful crisp morning here in Indiana. The air is cool. The sun is promising a day full of hope.
What is troubling your heart today? Perhaps it is a relationship that needs mending. Your young child challenges your patience and yourself. Your adult child has strayed. Your spouse seems distant. Your parent is aging and you are worried. You have unfulfilled dreams. You are afraid for the future.
You are not alone. God has counted every hair on your head. You are precious and special to the Creator of the universe. He made you out of love so you can share happiness in heaven someday with Him. In the meantime, there are the struggles and details of this life with which to contend- laundry to do, a home to clean, perhaps unpleasant people to deal with… Please have hope. Trust in the One who made you and who will care for you. Go about your daily struggles with trust and patience.
Look at the beauty around you and know that God loves you, intimately, personally. Never despair. You may not get everything that you want (that would be heaven) but you will get what you need.
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 clothing?Look at the birds in the sky; they do not sow or reap, they gather nothing into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are not you more important than they?Can any of you by worrying add a single moment to your life-span?
May God richly bless you with a beautiful week. I hope you find His fingerprints everywhere as you work, pray, play and love.
“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” (Proverbs 3:5,6)