I love birds. I have a bird feeder right outside the window that is over my kitchen sink. It is the perfect spot. Whether I am actually working at my sink or just standing in my kitchen this is a focal point of the room and my eyes are easily drawn to it each time I walk by. There is just something about watching all the different types of birds that are attracted to the feeder that just causes me to stand still and think about how they just simply trust.
Luke 12:24 The Passion Translation (TPT)
24 Take the carefree birds as your example. Do you ever see them worry? They don’t grow their own food or put it in a storehouse for later. Yet God takes care of every one of them, feeding each of them from his love and goodness. Isn’t your life more precious to God than a bird? Be carefree in the care of God!
I can tell you this is an area I am steadily working on in my life. To simply trust... It sounds so easy doesn’t it? We can say it with such ease but to truly embrace this type of thinking and living involves more than just words. It requires action on our part. It requires complete surrender. It requires letting go of all the things we try to control in our lives and trusting the one who is in complete and total control- Jesus. What a wonderful, sweet name- Jesus.
Even just the whisper of His name, Jesus brings peace, and that is where that simple trust comes in. He longs for us to rest and to be carefree as the birds mentioned in the above passage.
And the more we choose to simply trust Him, then we begin to walk and live in the peace only He can provide for us. And we will find ourselves seeking His peace more and more, by trusting Him with every detail of our lives. Our families, finances, jobs, health and the list goes on. He holds all we need in His hands, if we will but simply trust.