God “Feeds” Us Every Day Of Coping With Illness

Feeding birds

“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?” (Matthew 6:26)

When I’m on my way to my weekly appointment, I sit on a bench and eat a muffin with some coffee. It’s my little ritual. Usually, I throw crumbs out for the birds. Unknowingly, I am feeding those birds with God’s loving touch, because it says in this verse that He feeds them. So, I am doing His will when, really, all I want to do is watch the birds eat. This is enjoyable and important to me.

Now we are the “birds.” God’s hand reaches down and cares for us, much in the same way as He feeds the birds though us, or by other means. We never have to be afraid that Jehovah Jireh will not provide for us. What a relief and divine comfort.

We are valuable to God. We are but dust, yet our loving Father cares for us deeply. He loves the birds enough to provide for them, and look at us; He cares more for us than the birds – much more.

Sometimes we feel that we are useless and worthless in the face of our illnesses. Actually, probably more often than not. Yet, God, through Christ, has made us worthy of His unfailing love, which no one can even imagine, through the blood of Jesus Christ.

We are made whole, we become alive in Him, and we need have no shame or guilt when we bring our sins to the Throne of Grace. Because He loves us – deeply.

Prayer: Dear God, You are amazing. Your truth stands firm, and we bow down before You, knowing that we are but dust, yet You love us beyond our comprehension. Thank You. Amen.

About the Author:
Wendy Spurling lives in Northeastern Massachusetts. She lives alone, but is surrounded by friends. She loves writing, reading, and using the computer. She is going to college for Human Services and Deaf Studies. She loves American Sign Language! Most of all, though, she loves the Lord. If you need to be saved, and are ready for it, please contact her at inhim4life@comcast.net and she will help you.

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