I’ve been wishing for the last several weeks for fall weather. It is my favorite season, and with our very hot summer I was just really ready for it to be here. So, with today being in the mid-seventies with a nice breeze, it didn’t take much to convince myself to go out for a short walk around my neighborhood.
So, I strapped on my tennis shoes, popped my headphones in, and I was off!
Once I got settled into a nice pace, I began to pray. I’ve had a lot on my mind lately and I was letting the Lord know all about it. My worries, my struggles, my anxieties…all of it. After a couple of minutes of listing it all off, I stopped and said…
“Lord, speak to me.”
I continued walking and a few seconds later I heard my answer…
“Look around. I’m screaming at you.”
Talk about a slap to the face!
So many times do I get so overwhelmed by my problems that I miss everything around me. Everything that God is trying to show me.
So, I began to look around. There is so much unspoken beauty out there. God speaks to us in a way that doesn’t even need words. How amazing is that!
As silly as it sounds, all I have to do is look at a tree and instantly know just how much God loves me. Think about it. God created the tree. He knows everything about it. He knows how tall it is. He knows how many branches it has. He knows how many roots it has. He even knows how many intricate little leaves it contains. If he knows all that about a tree…how much more does He know about me?
Isn’t that just amazing?!
Life is hard. Trust me I know. But God knows all. He has went before us and He has claimed victory!
We may not get it right now. We may be wondering how much more pain must I go through? How much longer do I have to wait for what you have promised? Why is this certain thing happening? What did I do wrong?
These questions will drive you crazy. You will constantly be in worry and anxiety…and it’s not easy to get out of. BUT…if you take the time to stop, look around and acknowledge the unspoken beauty God has placed around you…you will be given a great peace. A remembrance that He knows all, and He sees all, and He hasn’t forgotten you. He hasn’t left you.
He’s there, silently screaming at you.
And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, He will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith? So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need.