Wednesday, September 10, 2008

His Eye is on the Sparrow

Do any of you know this sweet song?  Lately, this concept of God caring so much for me and for those I care about has been of great comfort to me.  I am a fan of the hymns, and this one is such a great song, full of His promises.  

It's been especially powerful as I've been praying for some good friends who are struggling.  My friend Charity's brother, Dave, who is battling lung cancer, is really having a hard time.  A former student who has a very sickly baby is doing her best to keep it together as she takes care of her many, many needs.  My dear friend Becky from church is having back surgery tomorrow after suffering for a couple of years.  The doctors don't know if this is even going to help her, but I am so praying it will.  Her pain has been unbearable and she's been living with it for so long.  We also know so many people who are unemployed, struggling greatly financially, wondering where their next meal is coming from and if they're going to lose their homes.  Our church alone is FULL of unemployed people.  

We can be tempted to look around us at all the suffering and wonder at God.  Why does He allow such things?  

And yet, because of our faith, we cling to a God who knows exactly what He is doing and we choose to trust.  We choose to take hold of His promises.  We choose to believe.

After all, His eye is on the sparrow, and so how much more is He watching over each of us today?  If you're hurting today, if you are wondering if He cares, if He sees, please remember how much God loves you.  You are so very important to Him.  

So I sing because I'm happy
And I sing because I'm free;
His eye is on the sparrow
And I know He watches me.

3 comments:

Jody said...

Beautiful post, Happi. I too love the "old" hymns.

Julie V. said...

Happi,

I'm always encouraged when I read your posts!! Thanks for the great reminder.

It sounds like you have a heavy heart with lots of loved ones on your mind. I'll be praying for all of those loved ones you mentioned. It's a good thing that God is not overwhelmed by these burdens.

I'm so glad he tells us to cast our burdens on Him and he will sustain us; he will never permit the righteous to be moved (Psalm 55:22).

If he knows every hair on our heads and calls every starry host by name IMAGINE how much he cares for you and for me. And for all those struggling with huge burdens today.

Love,

Julie

Kari said...

So true . . . as we have so many people around us in need of prayer, we have so much to be thankful for, don't we?

Well said. Thanks for saying it.