The 'worries' got a hold of me today. It is NEVER pretty when that happens in my life! I kept hearing this old hymn running through my mind. When I finally paid attention, I realized the Lord was trying to quiet me - quiet my anxieties, quiet my fears. So for today, I decided I would just share with you some of the lyrics of this famous old hymn. I find He often uses the beautiful old hymns of the church to speak to me and lead me into worship.
If you are fighting to overcome 'the worries' today, listen for His voice. He just might be singing you a love song to quiet your heart and still your fears...
"His Eye Is On the Sparrow" by Civilla D. Martin, 1869-1948
"Why should I feel discouraged, why should the shadows come, why should my heart be lonely and long for Heaven and home, when Jesus is my portion: My constant Friend is He;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me...
'Let not your heart be troubled,' His tender word I hear, and resting on His goodness, I lose my
doubts and fears; tho' by the path He leadeth, but one step I may see;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.
I sing because I'm happy,
I sing because I'm free,
for His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.
Scripture Reference: Matthew 10: 29-31
"Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet, not one of the them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father in heaven. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So do not be afraid; YOU are worth more than sparrows."