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?
|Madelyn brushing her kitty one last time before she left for her new home.|
In her new book, Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing, Sally Loyd-Jones writes about worry. She says, "Worry is thinking we know better than God how something should go." WOW! Isn't that so true, yet, convicting? This is a children's devotion, but it sure does a good job at speaking to adults!
In mid-August, I put a plea on Facebook for someone to take this kid-friendly cat. It took a few days and a few phone calls, but a Facebook friend kindly offered to take our cat. Madelyn's heart is still sad when she thinks of her kitty friend that is now with another family. I remind her that the family is loving her and she is happy there. The relief of our cat, Abby, finding a loving home was HUGE! Oh! How I wish I remembered how God cares for his creatures...be it a bird or a cat! How I wish I didn't so easily forget that He cares for ME! He knew of the heavy burden on my heart for this cat! Let us be more like the birds when it comes to our worries. God always cares for His children!
(By the way, if you are interested in Sally's new book, Haven Today, the radio show my husband produces, is doing a series on it. Please give it a listen! http://www.haventoday.org )