A Rat in the Corner of Life
by Charles R. Swindoll
Are not two sparrows sold for a cent?
And yet not one of them will fall to
the ground apart from your Father.
Maybe you have a worry related to some simple, daily problem that eats away at your peace, like a rat in the corner of your life. It just gnaws and gnaws and gnaws. You can't seem to get out from under it. Maybe it was a foolish mistake you made and you're paying for it. . . .
[One] problem with worry is that it makes you forget your worth.
Worry makes you feel worthless, forgotten, and unimportant.
That's why Jesus says that we are worth much more than the birds of the air who neither worry nor die of hunger because their heavenly Father feeds them (Matthew 6:26). They enjoy what's there. If God is able to sustain the lesser creatures, won't He sustain the greater?
Maybe you're worried about things that seem important in your life. Yet your heavenly Father knows what is essential better than you do.
And you are worth so much that He is taking things one at a time, dealing with more important things right now in your life.
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