Don’t Worry…Be Happy

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Good Morning and Happy Thursday Everyone! Over the weekend Rene had set out some food and water for the birds and we could hear them singing away in the trees. I was reminded about this beautiful verse where Jesus talks the disciples about worrying.

“Look at the birds of the air;  they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not much more valuable than they?”  Matthew 6:26

We often find ourselves in a fit of worry over what’s to come. How will I pay this bill? What if I don’t get this job? What if I fail this class? How will I pay for school? and so on and so on. We allow worry to set in.  We get that medical report and immediately go into a panic crying to God to help us.  But when we do this, we don’t realize that as we are pleading to Him to take over and do what God does best, we worry What If He Don’t.  We doubt without realizing that we are asking Him not in full faith.  Jesus reminds us that if we just take a look at the birds in the air, they don’t have the ability to save for a long period of time and half the time their homes are relocated over and over again.  There is no guarantee of food or a home yet they flutter around the skies singing beautiful melodies enjoying what God HAS given them.  Should we not be like the birds?  Like Jesus asked, are we not more valuable than birds?

When I think of that song Don’t Worry…Be Happy by Bob McFerrin, I am reminded of this gentle kindhearted teacher we had in High School.  Every morning she played this song and was ALWAYS in a great mood.  She smiled and you rarely caught her with a bad attitude.  Little did we know she had been ill.  She never showed us her worry or fear.  She smiled daily and played this song without fail.  When we showed up to class one day the music wasn’t playing.  She was not there.  We learned she had passed away from her illness.  We were heartbroken over losing such a wonderful teacher.  She left us with this precious memory of what it means to Don’t Worry and Be Happy.  She showed us what it was to live life happy enjoying each day regardless of our battles.

Let us trust in God more and believe in what He CAN do vs what He might not be able to do.  Let us live a life where we enjoy even the little things despite our battles.  Let us have full faith BELIEVING for healing of our body, finances, relationships and any area of our life that needs healing.  BELIEVE that GOD will supply ALL of our needs and make a way where maybe a way seems impossible to us.  God is a GOD of CAN DO.  And He is definitely a GOD of Possibilities.  He will open doors in areas you never once thought you could get through.  I pray that whatever your situation is today, that you turn and give it to God will all your might.  Trust Him and allow God to take care of your needs.  You are treasured far more than you realize.  Don’t worry and just Be Happy knowing that God will supply all your needs.

XOXO…Ileen

psst…God Loves You

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