Monday, March 22, 2010

Care-free?

(Photo taken through my window)

Cardinal
Seemingly carefree
Unaware that Spring is here
Or that God provides


"Therefore I tell you, do not worry . . .
Look at the birds of the air;
they do not sow or reap or store away in barns,
and yet your Heavenly Father feeds them.
Are you not much more valuable than they?
Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?"
Matthew 6:25a,26-27


"I cast all my cares upon You.
I lay all of my burdens down at Your feet.
And any time that I don't know what to do,
I will cast all my cares upon You."
~Kelly Willard~

And I must admit that I need His help in this area, and I say with another songwriter, "Oh, for grace to trust You more." I do know . . . without a doubt . . . that He's never failed me! Failing is one thing He cannot do! That Truth alone is the antidote for worry!

9 comments:

S. Etole said...

Oh ... I like that! Appreciated the poem quote you left today, too.

Ginny said...

What a lovely picture. I'd never have known it was taken from a window! It's funny, because my friend and I were just talking about how we like to control things, and it's hard just to let go and turn them over to God. We want to rush around with our own limited knowledge and time. It can be hard to realize when this is not good and to stop, be quiet, pray, and listen.

Southern Lady said...

Oh, to be like the birds of the air and flowers of the field. They live without the cares of this world. Thank goodness our God cares for us and carries our burdens. I don't see how people without faith ever face another day. Thank you for the sweet reminder of our Father's tender care. Carla

JKoenig said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your kind words. I have enjoyed looking through your blog as well. How beautifully you have shared your faith while giving us glimpses of the beauty in your world. You obviously live where it is much warmer than here and Spring is well underway. Maybe tomorrow, if it warms up again and the sun shines down, I may have some daffodils pop open.

I look forward to visiting your blog in the future

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful picture of the Cardinal, Glenda. The female Cardinal is 'almost' as pretty as the male.

I have been worrying like crazy lately---worrying about our country and its future. I find myself crying and crying over this. I'm one who needs to let go --and give it to God. I know that---but I'm still very very sad.

Hugs,
Betsy

Anonymous said...

Beautiful. Needed to read this words this morning.
Connie

Dawn said...

Love the verses, love the thought, love that chorus (sang it Sunday), love the picture.

A blog friend posted on this today - I'm sending you her link so you can read her take on it. Beautiful.

http://cabreeze.blogspot.com/

Sharon Lynne said...

I enjoyed discovering your blog, through Dawn. I have tried to keep this passage in my heart this week. I love the way you presented it...and your pictures are beautiful.

WE WILL LIVE ONE DAY AT A TIME! RIGHT? God will provide all we need.

WhiteStone said...

I always thought of the male cardinal as being the most beautiful but this photo is lovely! So pretty!