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Trusting in the Lord

A Commentary by Constance Vanides

We recently sat in the doctor's office, waiting for him to return. "How many times," I thought to myself, "have I waited in other offices for other doctors in other years to examine and question me about my various ailments, symptoms of ill health?"

I thank God in His mercy, who has brought me out of each one, learning to live day by day without worry, in the same manner as the barn swallow taught me in Lessons From the Barn Swallow, an earlier Contemplation Page.

This time, although "age related" issues are now at hand, the Lord continues to assure me of His faithfulness.

I am reminded of His word that places the value of our lives ahead of birds:

"Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?" (Matthew 6:26, 27)

I hold onto scriptures of promise that bring encouragement:

"The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth. He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He also will hear their cry and save them." (Psalm 45:18, 19)

With those thoughts still lingering in my mind, the Holy Spirit began to speak the following words to encourage, not only me, but the Body of Christ everywhere:

"Great peace have those who love Your law,
and nothing causes them to stumble."

(Psalm 119:165)

I am indeed holding you up
that you may not stumble and fall.
You have come to Me each time
and your needs I have met,
needs to know Me and
trust in Me each time.
Since I never change, so I
continue to be faithful to you.
Just receive it from Me.
Trust and continue to believe.
I will not disappoint.

I take my clue from the mockingbird in my yard, who, on selecting the highest point of the roof top, begins his repertoire of praise songs! I, too, shall shout from the housetop, "Halleluia" and "Amen!"

Now, I don't know what the doctors will discover, I continue to trust in my Heavenly Physician to be in charge, seeking freedom from fear and doubt, as expressed in Trusting in the Lord, a Contemplation from the past.

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