Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Inspiration Thursday - Eye on the Sparrow
Have you ever faced a situation where you felt all alone. It seemed like you against the world and the world was winning. If you had faith, it was being tested to the breaking point and you were ready to just give up. If you placed your faith in God, you may have even asked yourself, where is God when I really need Him. In a way, you may have been accusing God of not caring enough about you to intervene in your situation.
First of all Christians are not immune to life difficulties. We are not immune to terminal illnesses. We are not immune to losing loved ones in tragic accidents and we are not immune to family or financial troubles. We are however, immune to desertion. God will never desert His children, ever!
Joshua 1:9 tells us "...Be strong and courageous! Do not trermble or dismayed, for the Lord our God is with you wherever you go." Psalm 23:4 says, "Even though I walk through the valleyt of the shado of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me;..." Even in the gospel of Matthew, Christ tell us, "...I am with you always, even to the end of the age." It can be very difficult to remember these promises when life seems to be crashing down around us and nothing is going our way. Remember God never promised us a life free from pain or difficulty, He promised to be there and walk with us through it all. Remember, we are the "crown jewel" of God's creation. We are made in His image. He breathed life into us and gave us an eternal soul, unique among all creatures. He has provided us a means of spending eternity with Him through the gift of salvation. God loves you, cares about you, and watches over you. As a Christian, you are most valuable to the Creator. His eye is upon the sparrow.
Regardless of the depth of the valley that we must travel, when we look up, God is on the mountain.