One of the reasons I love to go for a run is that I have that time ALONE. I am alone in my thoughts and I can process my day. I also LOVE to pray when I run. God and I have some of the most wonderful chats when I am running. We get so many things worked out 🙂
Yesterday while I was running, I kept seeing sad little dead things on the road. Black birds, sparrows, starlings, a possum, toads, countless worms that thought they were crawling to a non-drowning safety on the asphalt. I was reminded of the fact that my amazing God knows each one of these creatures have met their demise.
Matthew 10:29 “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father.”
My first thought was that I was just looking for things… those are common occurrences in nature. Quit looking for something in nothing.
Not one minute later, I say a beautiful, blue hummingbird dead on the side of the road (Which is NOT common), and I knew that it was no mistake.
At first when I was contemplating the message God had for me, I was thinking that He sees the sparrow and He cares. He knows.
Now, when looking at the verse in Matthew, I see it in a whole new light.
It isn’t just that He knows, it is His will.
It isn’t just a knowledge. His will is being carried out day by day throughout all of His creation.
And, here sits Tancy. So sure of herself as she plods through her days — doing things her way. Sure, when things get tough, I turn for help when I can’t make things work out MY way. He made me a strong individual, so surely he wants to to work things out myself. Right??
I don’t need to worry, because He has got it all worked out.
Who am I to think I need to figure out anything on my own when I have the One who is making all the decisions as my guide?
Help me to remember who the boss really is. Thank You Lord.