A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing.
(Image of abandoned bird nest in Julie’s yard / 2014)
The bird believes he can build a nest.
Building a nest, to the bird, is a necessity.
The bird believes he can find what he needs in order to build that nest—be it twigs, leaves, or in the case of this particular bird, plastic.
There is no worry nor concern as to whether the materials will be available.
The bird does not fret.
If there are not the twigs, there is the plastic.
What of you?
What is your worry, your concern?
Do you believe or do you fret?
Do you have what you need or do you complain and lament?
The bird makes do because he doesn’t know any difference. He must have a nest and therefore whatever is available must simply do.
Man on the other hand frets and worries because he does know the difference.
Man bemoans what he does not have.
It is not always easy to adjust or make do.
Faith equates trust.
Worry negates both.
Our faith, the faith which so many toy with, discredit, scorn, scoff. . . tells us to be not anxious about anything. We are extolled to offer everything in prayer and supplication, doing so with thanksgiving. We are to make all requests known to God. Not just some requests, but all requests, all concerns all worries, all frets. . .
We are confidently reminded that the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard our hearts and our minds—all of which is to be in Christ Jesus.
Therefore as the bird, we must believe that we will have what we need, when it is needed.
We must not fret.
We must not worry.
It will all be there, whatever it is, it will be there exactly when we need it, that is, if we need it.
To have Faith.
To have Hope.
Trusting in what is unseen.
Needs will be filled.
The necessary will be made available.
Woe to those who do not believe.
Wow, this is a great post, Cookie. I love the way you pieced it together and formatted it. Simply splendid, my dear, simply splendid. Blessings, Natalie 🙂