"He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young."Isaiah 40:11
When I was wheeled down the hospital hall on a gurney and past a sign that read “Oncology,” I realized the gravity of my situation. Being confronted with cancer or any other life-threatening situation is frightening, causing worry about family and the future.
Anxiety is the default human response when life seems out of control. Jesus addressed it as He prepared His disciples on the way to the cross. Remember that God feeds the birds and clothes the grass of the field, and we are even more important to Him than they are. We need not worry about this life.
Jesus also said our Heavenly Father has something even greater to give us. “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom” (Luke 12:32). Notice how tenderly Jesus spoke, addressing them as His “little flock.” He made it personal by referring to God as “your Father.” He pointed out that God was “pleased” to give such a gift. Oh, what a relief to have such a loving Father caring for us even when the future seems dim!
The Lord will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are fixed on Him (see Isaiah 26:3).
Bible In A Year
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