I noticed something this morning. The dear hummingbirds, which we adore and feed and watch daily, do not share well. There has been major fighting and buzz-by dive bombing, bird bullying, and intimidation tactics this morning over the newly filled feeder. As always, God uses his creation to show me things in myself. When I am worried about me, about what I get, about what I deserve, things turn ugly. I become filled with anxiety, anger, entitlement, and arguments.
If the dear little birds just realized that we will continue to fill this feeder faithfully for them, that there is plenty for all, that the sugar water will keep on coming…..they could surrender and drink and be filled. Peace.
That is what I need also. Surrender control. Trust without knowing. Peace that passes understanding.
“”Cast your cares on the Lord, and He will sustain you.” – Psalm 55:22
There are not always answers to our never ending “why’s”. Sometimes things just happen. Not so good things. Very, very hard, never ending things. Physical as well as emotional. My first instinct is to ask “why?”, but over the past few years of seemingly constant injury and surgeries, I have learned that maybe God just wants me to be faithful. To trust Him, no matter what. Just to be…..to breathe…..to stay quietly in His green pastures beside His still waters. To praise Him, because He knows what He is doing. He is making me more like Him. He is strengthening me. He made me, He sustains me, He loves me. No matter what.
It is so freeing……I don’t have to figure out the why’s. I don’t have to do anything spectacular. I just have to be faithful.
Praying for you, because I know all of you are probably going through something hard right now as you read this. Big hugs. Love, Lisa
Photo: Sheep quietly trusting and abiding on a cliff edge in Donegal, Ireland.
Having an injury or illness mandates much waiting, much stillness, much hoping and praying. I am truly seeing what it is to wait for the Lord, to wait to see the mounting up with wings like eagles. In my oh-too-human moments, I doubt and fear and fret. But it is a promise….people who wait upon the Lord shall and will mount up with wings like eagles, we will walk and not grow faint. A promise, a sure hope. And that brings me past my human self for a time, to see the bigger thing that God wants me to see. He’s there, He’s always with me, He never leaves me, and He will carry me through. So thank you, God, for the waiting. It’s been good. Blessings to all of you who are also waiting. Slainte, Lisa
“Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” ~Psalm 27:14