Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Like Baby Birds......

I saw a couple of baby birds in a nest.............
They were tucked down amid the branches of a bush and hidden from sight. They were hard to see, but while the mother was away, persistence paid off and I was able to observe them.
   
In my mind, I know that my heavenly Father is watching over me....."For in time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock." Psalm 27:5

 Those little birds were chirping and calling out to their mother, wanting food.

And yet, sometimes I fear I am forgotten.........I worry about my needs being met........I fall into despair.............. 

"The troubles of my heart are enlarged: O bring thou me out of my distresses."  
Psalm 25: 17
  They kept calling and calling, eager for her to return, not understanding that it can take time to find what is needed.

I panic as I suffer, convinced I am not loved or cared for..........I cry out to my Lord for help, despairing when the pain continues............
 Maybe they felt abandoned .........though she had come back so many times already.........
     
I have seen God's faithfulness to me again and again..........so why do I doubt and fear? The enemy whispers doubts that are so easy to believe............
 They continued calling.........calling......waiting.....only knowing that they needed something........and they wanted someone to meet that need.

Please, God, PLEASE help me..........God? Are you there?
 Their cries for help seemed to go unnoticed and unheard.........

 "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?........"Psalm 22:1a

"Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?"  Matthew 6:26


  Louder and faster chirping seemed to do no good, but they tried..........

"Fear thou not, for I am with thee; be not dismayed, for I am thy God; I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness." Isaiah 41:10
 Even giving in to anger and chirping with anger doesn't help............finally, one gives up and rests...... while the other continues on determined to find relief...........

"Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him........." Psalm 37:7a

"I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry. He brought me up out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings....................and he hath put a new song in my mouth even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord."  Psalm 40:1-3

Maybe you are in a "horrible pit" right now......that is a very painful place to be........doubts abound, all looks dark and hopeless..........waiting is hard............there seems to be nothing you can do...........many times I need the encouragement of God's Word to remind me to look to Him. I can cry out to Him......."For in thee, O Lord, do I hope: thou wilt hear, O Lord my God." Psalm 38:15

Sometimes a friend comes alongside us to remind us of God's goodness....and His perfect plan............sometimes we are that friend to others.........

As we see baby birds, may we remember to look to our heavenly Father for strength and trust that His plan for us is perfect. Yes, our tears may continue and our situation may stay grim, but......... may we trust His word and not our own fears and doubts. May we wait patiently, trusting, not giving in to despair. May God comfort you in your trials as you walk with Him. 

"But He knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold." 
Job 23:10  

























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41 comments:

  1. This was excellent. Thanks so much for pictures, the Scriptures and your words. Praise the Lord!

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  2. Beautiful! Thank You so much <3

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    1. Thank you....what a blessing to get these pictures. :)

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  3. What a perfect analogy to remind us...thank you!

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    1. You're welcome.....thank you for visiting. :)

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  4. wonderful analogy - and great pictures!

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  5. Thank you for sharing at The Weekend Brew!

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    1. You're welcome....thank you for hosting. :)

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  6. Beautifully written. You captured me with the pictures, the birds' cries and the Scriptures. Great combination. Thanks for linking to Sunday Stillness.
    Blessings,
    Janis www.janiscox.com

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    1. Thank you for the encouragement - seemed that God gave me the idea and it ministered to my heart. :)

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  7. Wonderful pictures and scriptures.
    Sherry

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  8. Those little one so in need of a mother's care, reminded me of God and his protection over us. We cry and plead for Him to hurry because we need this or that, and HE is faithful. Thank you for sharing with us here at "Tell Me a Story."

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    1. You're right....thank you for visiting. :)

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  9. Gorgeous photos of birds. Just grabbed my heart! Thank you so much.

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    1. Thank you........so glad you visited. :)

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  10. These was a great article and the pictures were absolutely off the chart! Amazing photography!

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    1. Thank you - what an encouragement!! :)

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  11. I love the comparison you made! And the photos are beautiful as well. :) I'm stopping by from Make Your Home Sing Mondays.
    Jen from Being Confident of This

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    1. Thank you...........so glad to have you visit. :)

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  12. I love to hear the baby birds in the spring :) Thanks so much for sharing on The HomeAcre Hop! I hope to see you back again today. :)

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    1. I do too....it's about that time again too. :)

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  13. "I have seen God's faithfulness to me again and again..........so why do I doubt and fear?" I've definitely been there! And then when He lifts me up from the valley I wonder why I lost hope? We are human I suppose. Thank you for linking up at God's Girl. I appreciate you stopping by and taking the time.

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    1. I know that God is ever faithful....may we come to trust that always. Thank you for stopping by. :)

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  14. I loved these sweet pictures and your essay on faith and waiting on God. ;)

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    1. Thank you.....not easy lessons to learn....ongoing, I think. :)

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  15. Awww... this was such a precious post with the sweet images and Scripture. Thank you for blessing my heart and for sharing with Roses of Inspiration.

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  16. Beautiful photos - beautiful reminder that God does not forget!

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  17. The only baby birds we can see at our cabin are barn swallows. The tree swallows use nesting boxes, and the babies don't peak out until they are almost ready to fly. - Margy

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    1. I didn't realize that... I guess I figured there were lots of birds and baby birds everywhere. We see them more often than that... and I'm glad. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  18. Thank you for this article! I love to see pictures of birds and the way you paired it with scripture is very encouraging. Best wishes!

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    1. Thank you for visiting.... It is nice how life works so well with scripture. :)

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  19. Oh, they are so cute! I love discovering baby birds and birds' nests in general. Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend? I hope you will join us again this Monday!

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    1. It is a lot of fun to discover a nest of eggs or little ones. :) Thank you for visiting.... and for the great link up party. :)

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  20. Wow, you got some amazing shots of those little birds! Good job! Thanks for adding this over at the Macro Monday Mixer. Hope to see you there this week too.

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    1. Oh, I am so glad for the reminder.... it is still Monday, so I will plan to come though I am late to the party. :)

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