This morning the birds were busy chirping and tending their families. I don’t speak bird, but I wager they were not complaining about being weary. They fly back and forth from their nest more times than I can count; yes, today, I have bird envy.
We are in the middle of a kitchen remodel. We’ve been saving up our pennies to make this change and it has finally arrived, but our countertops, expected on May 26th, have yet to get the message.
Things were already hectic and now the world, is opening back up in my neck of the woods. Kids are going to school, my husband is going in the office, sports, church…the list is growing. Part of me is happy, part of me is sad. The world is moving quicker than I am these days. It is taking its toll.
I thought I was weary before…now add anxious and unsettled to the mix. And where are my countertops?! Who complains about getting a new kitchen? Birds make new nests several times a season and not one chirp has sounded like a grumble to me.
Am I weaker than a bird?!
Today I had found some quiet for my soul. It’s calling me to rest and have faith. Birds don’t worry or fret. They have faith in each day. Even Jesus mentions the birds in Matthew 6:25-26 NASB:
For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?
Worrying will not get me countertops faster, and anxiety will not help me get through all the changes that have been happening, only faith will.
Are you like me? Have you too allowed the circumstances of life lead you to anxiety and worry? If so will you then join me in abandoning such things and chose to be a like a bird with me? Let’s have faith together!