Before the Lord – Day 8

Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?” Matthew 6:26

In the dreadfulness of despair the soul may become haunted by endless questions. Questions of self-worth, significances or purpose of life. One may even question friendships, relationships and who really cares. It is the adversary who clutters the mind with such doubts and clouds the mind of the true answers. Our blessed Shepherd steps into our darkness and invites us to take a stroll through a nearby field. “Take a look around”, He suggests. Notice the birds of the air and consider His care for them. Let your hands fall by your side and brush through the lilies. Is it not our precious Lord who cares for them? If the question of His care for you comes to mind, remember His answer, “Are ye not much better than they?”.

My prayer today:

Precious Lord, cause my eyes to be lifted from gloom to your glory. Roll back the clouds that cause such darkness and let me see thy face.