|the precious sparrow|
It has turned out to be one of those kind of weeks, and it’s only Wednesday! If dropping a gallon of milk on the floor this morning then discovering two dresses I put in the washing machine Sunday night is any indication of how the rest of my week will go, perhaps I should just go back to bed. J
Oh well. Milk can be mopped up. Dresses can be rewashed. Thank God mildew hadn’t set in. On a larger scale, my mother is very sick with a respiratory ailment, and my niece is struggling with severe mental illness problems. Other extended family issues weigh on my mind this morning, and as always, I turn to God for answers and comfort.
He knows when a sparrow falls to the ground. He knows when I spill milk or stress over a family member. He knows when I’m faced with major decisions and can’t figure out which fork in the road to take. But more importantly…
My Savior cares.
“Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:21-23
Oh, what blessed assurance that is!
When I am down and, oh my soul, so weary;
When troubles come and my heart burdened be;
Then, I am still and wait here in the silence,
Until you come and sit awhile with me.
You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up: To more than I can be.
What are you burdened by today? I’d love to share your burden in prayer. Please leave a comment or e-mail me confidential requests. If you have a moment, would you consider praying for those on our prayer list at the top of the blog? And I appreciate any prayers lifted up for my family and me. Thanks!
Much love to you all,
©Laura Hodges Poole