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 happyAnd I sing because I'm free;His eye is on the sparrowAnd I know He watches me.