I’m only a little sparrow,
A bird of low degree;
My life is of little value,
But the dear Lord cares for me.

I know there are many sparrows-
All over the world they are found;
But our heavenly Father knoweth
When one of us falls to the ground.

Though small, we are never forgotten;
Though weak we are never afraid;
For we know that the dear Lord keepeth
The life of the creatures He made.

I just fold my wings at nightfall,
Wherever I happen to be;
For the Father is always watching,
And no harm can happen to me.

I am only a little sparrow,
A bird of low degree;
But I know that the Father loves me,
Dost thou know of His love for thee?

-Author Unknown

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You may forget God, but He will never forget you.

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Yet the Lord will command His lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night His song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life (The Bible, Psalm 42:8).

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Safe in the arms of Jesus,
Safe on His gentle breast.
Here no fears alarm me,
Here can my soul find rest.

-Fanny Crosby

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Thoughts From David Brant Berg

If you’re in a big stew, confused and worrying and fretting and fuming, you’re not trusting. You don’t have the faith you ought to have. Trusting is a picture of complete rest, peace and quiet of mind, heart and spirit. The body may have to continue working, but your attitude and spirit is calm. Thou [God] shalt keep in perfect peace he whose mind is stayed on Thee, because he trusteth in Thee (The Bible, Isaiah 26:3).

That’s why you can have peace in the midst of storm. That reminds me of the picture that won a contest where the artists were supposed to illustrate peace. Most of the artists handed in quiet, calm country scenes absolute total quiet. Well, that’s a form of peace! But the hardest kind of peace to have is the picture that won the award! That was a picture of roaring, raging rapids a river in all its foaming and fury. But on a slim branch overhanging the raging current, was a beautiful little nest with a tiny bird sitting there and peacefully singing away in spite of the storm. That’s when your faith gets tested in the midst of the storm.

Faith in God, trust in God, gives you a feeling of rest of body, peace of mind, contentment of heart and spiritual well-being. When we know that God loves us, we know everything is going to be okay, including His taking care of everything! Then you have peace of mind and you can just rest in the Lord.

Help us not to worry, Lord, because we trust You, and we keep our mind stayed on You, and You’ll keep us in perfect peace. We know You’re going to handle everything and You know what’s best to do, and we know that You’re in control.

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