no fear, no tear
am not well today.
“Not one [sparrow] is overlooked by God. . . . You are worth more than many sparrows.”—Luke 12:6, 7, footnote.
CONSIDER: Seemingly insignificant birds are not inconsequential to God. Not even one tiny sparrow escapes God’s notice; every one is a precious living creature. Humans are far more valuable to God than sparrows are. Humans, as the centerpiece of God’s earthly creation, are made in his “image” and are capable of cultivating and displaying his elevated qualities.—Genesis 1:26, 27.
“O Jehovah, you have searched through me, and you know me. . . . You discern my thoughts . . . Examine me, and know my anxious thoughts.”—Psalm 139:1, 2, 23.
CONSIDER: God knows you personally. He knows your most intimate feelings and concerns. While others may not understand your distressing situation, God cares about you and wants to help you. That makes life worth living.
Your Life Has Meaning
“O Jehovah, hear my prayer; let my cry for help reach you. . . . Incline your ear to me; do answer me quickly when I call. . . . He will pay attention to the prayer of the destitute.”—Psalm 102:1, 2, 17.
CONSIDER: It is as if from the very start of human suffering, Jehovah had been keeping a record of every tear humans have shed. (Psalm 56:8) This includes your tears. God remembers all your trials and tears because you are precious to him.
“Do not be anxious, for I am your God. I will fortify you, yes, I will help you . . . I, Jehovah your God, am . . . the One saying to you, ‘Do not be afraid. I will help you.’”—Isaiah 41:10, 13.
CONSIDER: God is ready to help you. If you fall down, he will lift you up.
[excerpted reading: “Why Life Is Worth Living” w No. 2 2019]
1/04/19 @ 8:32 p.m.
p.s. a “real” future sparrow..
“God loved the world so much that he gave his only-begotten Son, so that everyone exercising faith in him might not be destroyed but have everlasting life.”—John 3:16.
CONSIDER: You are so dear to God that he willingly gave his Son, Jesus, as a sacrifice in your behalf. This sacrifice gives you the prospect of living a happy and purposeful life forever.
1/5/19 @ 5:30 a.m.
begs the question(s)
what am i willing to give God?
(God gave His best (for me))
what is “my” best?
(my best changes daily depending on health, etc.)