I am so thankful for this sweet blogging friend of mine! Abby has stuck with FFS since the beginning, I think. I value her comments and I am honored to have her as the first blogger in the I Will Boast in God series. I don’t think we boast enough in God, so I hope you will find encouragement and excitement in her story as she shares an example of how God has worked in her life. Enjoy! ~ FFS
I was sitting on my bed looking out the window of my family’s fourth story apartment home in Taiwan. Outside were many more city buildings and a smog-filled sky. A morning glory plant with several blooms was winding its way around the bars of my window.
What filled my mind as I sat there? Probably all the silly worries that a middle school girl would have. Then I remembered a passage of scripture, Matthew 6:25-34. It is about how God takes care of the flowers and the birds. We are so much more important to God than those things so doesn’t it stand to reason that God would take better care of us? Verse 34 says, “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
As I thought about those verses I desired to not worry so much. Just let God be in control and rest in that knowledge. How could I remember to do this? I asked God for help. I asked Him to remind me of these verses every time I saw a sparrow. Here’s the catch: in Taiwan sparrows were not necessarily common to see. This limitation did not stop God. God honored my request and when I started to worry, guess what, I would see a sparrow! Then I would remember to turn my worries over to Him and relax.
It is now over 20 years later. Worries still plague me, especially now as a wife and mother to three young children. Every now and then God will remind me of these verses. God remains faithful.
I will boast in the Lord!
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