Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? (Matthew 6:26)
I have a history with birds! Let me explain…
There have been so many times when I have found myself questioning some of the very basic principles of God about which I teach everyday. I guess you could call it a “pity party”, where I feel sorry for myself and think I am highly justified for doing so. I hope this doesn’t disappoint you to know, but it’s true. On these days, I tend to head towards a chair in my study to spend time praying and seeking God through a particular time in my life.
Two walls in my study are completely glass. Any time of day I can usually look out of the windows and see birds. Several times, as I pray to the Lord, I have looked up, and there were not just a few birds, but literally dozens around my back yard. I have seen everything from sparrows, to cardinals, to blue jays and yellow finches, to woodpeckers, to hummingbirds and always some I couldn’t identify. Birds everywhere! Whenever I’m really struggling, God has often chose to provide a bird party to remind me of His presence in my life.
Sitting there in my chair, I instantly become overwhelmed with the Holy Spirit saying to me “Ron, I am caring for all these birds. Not one of them is concerned about its next meal. Surely I can care for you.” I’m not sure, but He may even add in those moments, “Oh, you of little faith.”
Are you wondering in this season of your life if God cares… or if He is working all things for your good? Do you need to come witness my backyard bird party? Do you need to be reminded of God’s faithfulness again? Ask God to show you His creation… let it gently confirm the presence of an all-powerful, almighty God!