Artistic Reflections

Determination and Provision

Determination and Provision

I was walking by our bird feeder and saw the sight of an eager squirrel working hard for his breakfast. A bit annoyed, I felt the squirrel was unfairly eating the birdseed. But then I realized the hard work going into the meal, and I was so entertained by his actions, I just had to watch. 

Psalm 50:10-11 stares, “For every beast of the forest is mine, the cattle on a thousand hills. I know all the birds of the hills, and all that moves in the field is mine.” It is a comforting thought, the squirrel was given the ability to obtain food when and wherever he needs it. His determination leads to the provision (by God). So then my mind goes to Matthew 6:26 “Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?”

Yes, we are! Regardless of where we are and what we are facing, we know our God will take care of us. While our trials may be larger than a far-away bird feeder, he provides for us just the same. With each test and trouble we face, our faith in God should grow and, in turn, our appreciation for Him and what He has done also grows.

James 1:2-4 – Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

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Provision is there, yet sometimes we do have to work for it.
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2 comments

  1. That verse from James is definitely one to keep from and center this year! 2020 has had many struggles and difficulties but we do indeed see God’s provision at every turn.
    Merry Christmas and happy new year!

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