Hello, friends. Bekah here. I’m journaling today in a scripture that’s so familiar to me, and yet settling on my heart afresh. One thing I love about Bible journaling is that it speaks to the visual part of my brain and the art sort of seals the truth into my mind and heart in a special way. Matthew chapter 6 is speaking to me in my circumstances today just as it has a hundred times before. Isn’t that amazing?! The Word of God is alive and timeless. That blows my mind sometimes.
If I’m honest with myself, I recognize that I do my fair share of worrying. More than worrying about what is, I worry over the “what ifs.” It’s so counterproductive. It takes my heart out of the present and sends me into a make believe land of hopeless scenarios. It’s the counterpart of my daydreaming tendencies- the ugly evil twin. Really, this is the enemy’s best game- turning me on myself. Worrying wrecks both today andtomorrow– killing two birds with one stone. Guys, Matthew 6:25-34 is a crash course on not being anxious and it’s full of visuals for those of us that need that reminder. “Look at the birds.” “Consider the lilies.” The only way this could tug at my heartstrings any more is if it mentioned the ocean. It’s no secret that I’m wild about flowers. I am also a bird fanatic, and the smaller and fatter the bird, the better. As soon as I read this passage this morning, I envisioned one of my chubby little lovelies perched on a bush, singing a song and going about it’s purpose, andnot worrying.
I want to be like this beautiful bird. I want to sing when the storms are coming. I want to sing when they pass. I want to huddle in the safety of my Jesus when the winds are blowing. If I can just get out of my worry state, I can see Jesus in the unknowns. I can see Him in the uncertainties. That is the beauty of trusting and hoping.
I pray this finds you singing through the storm.
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