Do Not Worry
“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.”
This morning as I was sitting in our sun room drinking my morning cup of coffee, there was a flock of wild geese that flew by our house. It was a rather windy morning, and the geese were working extra hard to fly into the wind. I was reminded of the eagle, which with its large wing span is able to fly above the wind into calmer air. I believe the eagle can teach us a good lesson, in that when troubles beset us we need to rise above them, as the eagle does, by reaching out to God, who can take us above our problems and into calmer circumstances. We don’t have to continue to struggle with situations that can rob us of our peace and contentment by ourselves, but we can turn these over to God, who will help us deal with our problems. Whether we are having problems with our finances, a relationship issue, a family issue, a health issue or some other circumstance that is taking away our peace and joy, God can take the burdens from our shoulders and restore our peace. There are so many problems in today’s world that we struggle with, which seem like mountains to us, and bog us down, and keep us from having peace and joy in our lives. As Christians we do not need to live like this, as God wants the life of a Christian to be one of joy, peace and contentment. We need to remind ourselves that God is still in control, and even though these problems seem insurmountable in our eyes, they are insignificant in God’s eyes as Jesus tells us not to worry about such things. “So do not worry, saying, What shall we eat? Or what shall we wear? But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well.” Matthew 7:31-33. God is still in control, and can give you the strength to fly like the eagle above your problems.
Pastor Robert William Brock, My Daily Devotional Volume Eight
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