Idnt He good?

I couldn’t figure out how to spell “idnt” –you know, the fast way we say “isn’t”.

Anyway, I was just lying in the other room nursing Brielle to sleep and fretting about all this information Kevin had just told me. All this information that I could do nothing about. I was just twiddling it and picking at it in my brain, much like I do with a dry cuticle. I just can’t seem to leave it alone, until I’ve pulled on it and twisted it enough that it hurts. That’s what I was doing in my thoughts. Finally, I got smart enough to give this problem to the only One who can do something about it. The One who will.

IMMEDIATELY came my response: Matthew 7:9 You parents – if your children ask for a loaf of bread, do you give them a stone instead? 10 Or if they ask for a fish, do you give them a snake? Of course not! 11 If you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask him? And as I kept praying then these verses came to me: Luke 12:22 Then turning to his disciples, Jesus said, “So I tell you, don’t worry about everyday life – whether you have enough food to eat or clothes to wear. 23 For life consists of far more than food and clothing. 24 Look at the ravens. They don’t need to plant or harvest or put food in barns because God feeds them. And you are far more valuable to him than any birds! 25 Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? Of course not! 26 And if worry can’t do little things like that, what’s the use of worrying over bigger things? 29 And don’t worry about food – what to eat and drink. Don’t worry whether God will provide it for you. 30 These things dominate the thoughts of most people, but your Father already knows your needs. 31 He will give you all you need from day to day if you make the Kingdom of God your primary concern. 32 “So don’t be afraid, little flock. For it gives your Father great happiness to give you the Kingdom.

What reassurance. What peace. What rest. What an amazing God we have.

To be sure, I don’t have those passages perfectly memorized word for word. I looked them up on Crosswalk for you, so the whole meaning would be clearer. I know them well enough that God used them to speak directly to my heart. He talks to me through the Bible, and the better I know it, the better I know Him. And the better I know Him, the less I have to be afraid of, or angry about, and the more I can go on my merry way and have true joy for this life I live.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Hi Jessica,
    I have great respect and admiration for your hands on approach to Christian living. From dry cuticles (sp?) to Scriptural inspiration, He is worth it!! I am reminded of a time when, right after the last covered wagon, I too was a Mom of busy little girls. Now, however I have 2 Poodle pups. They have many of the same reactions and results. The difference is the pottie training techniques!!
    Remember you are loved

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