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Monday, May 14, 2007
His Eye Is On the Sparrow
I love the way the Lord uses simple things to teach me profound lessons. I walk every day (okay - nearly every day) with my husband. However, this particular day I was walking alone. When I'm alone, I use the time to have a talk with the Lord. Mostly it's me talking. I'm learning to listen, but it isn't an easy discipline for me.

This particular morning I was feeling overwhelmed by the circumstances we were dealing with. More to the point, I was terribly afraid. It felt as though I was buried alive under the weight of something I was powerless to do anything about. I was struggling with the "whys" - "Why Lord? You could have changed this. I prayed so hard. I believed You would answer my prayer. What is going to happen now? I can't bear to even think about what the future holds. It's so frightening Lord. Where are You?"

There are a couple of little hills on my walk, and as I came to the crest of the second hill I saw a dead sparrow lying in the road. He didn't have a mark on him - just looked like he was sleeping. I stopped to make sure he really was dead (I don't know what I would have done if he was just injured. I'm not good in emergency situations. We've had to rescue a couple of hummingbirds - but that's another story.) He was, and I moved him over into the grass.

As I continued to walk it was as if the Lord said, "Linda, I saw that sparrow fall. I know the poor little thing is dead. I know." He knew - and if He knew that, He knew all about my situation. If in this vast universe, He saw a sparrow fall, He certainly sees me.

I am so thankful. I can put my trust in Him and know that He never misses a thing. He is concerned about everything that comes into my life.

I don't believe that anything can come into my life that does not first pass through God's hands. Sometimes, as with Job, it can be something very difficult, but I believe if I simply trust Him, He will work everything out for my good. It may not be in the way I planned, but it will be for my good.

This is another post I wrote last summer. I was just looking back at some of my earliest posts and thought I would republish a few. Truthfully it's been a busy time, and I haven't had a chance to write something new. So here's my "rerun".

  posted at 2:16 PM

At 3:11 PM, Blogger Barb said...

Perfect timing, Linda. I am continually reminded of this, as recently as last night. Your sweet words of encouragement during this difficult and scary time with Cameron have meant the world to me.

At 4:00 PM, Blogger Susie said...

Thanks for rerunning this Linda. It has a wonderful message.

At 4:43 PM, Blogger Linds said...

I agree with Barb and Susie... this is a good time to rerun this lovely post, Linda. I also needed the reminder today.

PS I have tagged you for a meme, if you want to do it. I can't remember if you have already.

At 8:54 PM, Blogger Tammy said...

Beautiful, Linda...it's so easy to be scared sometimes, or even just plain worry...but God not only sees, He is in control!

At 11:22 PM, Blogger MugwumpMom said...

Definitely!! His eye is on you and yes, this was an excellent reminder!

At 7:05 AM, Blogger Susie said...

Oh Linda, I needed to read this rerun post so badly today. With all the praying and crying out for God I have done over the last several months for my house to sell, I tend to wonder if maybe he has forgotten I HAVE TO SELL QUICK. Of course he hasn't forgotten, and His plan is so much better than mine. I love knowing he was listening, even before the words were spoken out loud. You are such a blessing!

At 8:08 AM, Blogger eph2810 said...

Thank you for sharing your 'rerun' my friend.

Yes, sometimes it is hard to understand the whys -- but like you said, He knows what is best for us. Even if it hurts.

Be blessed today and always.

At 9:25 AM, Blogger Kristen said...

That was a very great post to re-run and a very good reminder that we are never truly alone.

Thank you!

At 10:56 AM, Blogger Julie said...

Well, Linda, for a rerun it sure was great.

It's so hard not to ask "why?" isn't it? I am having surgery on my shoulder in less than a week. I don't understand "why", and I surelyl don't like it, so I'm struggling to trust the Lord in it all. (More later on my blog)

Thanks for this timely post...you're a blessing!

At 9:01 AM, Blogger Debbie said...

I have been reading your posts since you began your blog. I do not read daily but come at least once a week. I almost did not visit this morning because I have set aside this day to rest in the Lord. I know that God brought me here this morning to remind me of his provisions so that I can rest in simple child-like faith and complete trust.

Thank you for reposting this.



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