I am a worrier. I always have been. I worry about everything from having enough time to get everything done with my busy schedule, to my future and everything in between. For me, it’s worry, worry, worry and go, go, go and sometimes I barely have time to catch a breath.
From the moment I first heard it, “Sparrows” by Jason Grey, has been one of my favorite songs because it is the perfect reminder that God has everything in control and I need to let go of my worry. When I feel overwhelmed and like everything is spiraling out of control with no hope, this is my go to song. This song is the perfect reminder that we are always in God’s sight and He is in control. He will make sure everything turns out exactly the way it should.
A few weeks ago my boyfriend, who is LDS, got his mission call. This was a moment I had been dreading and worrying about for months. When he opened his call and read that he was going to Ghana, Africa, the whole world seemed to turn upside down. As I walked out to my car afterwards I was a mess. I couldn’t help but think of all the things that could happen to him while he is gone and worrying he would never come to a relationship with Jesus if he left. We had already spent many months arguing about our differing beliefs and all hope seemed lost. But God always know exactly what I need to hear. As soon as I turned on my car I heard the words I needed. “If He can hold the world He can hold this moment. Not a field or flower escapes His notice. Oh, even the sparrow knows, He holds tomorrow.” When I heard that song I knew God was telling me I needed to let go of my worry and that everything was going to work out.
“If He can hold the world He can hold this moment.” God holds the entire world in His hands. He is in control of everything. If He can carry the weight of the world, He can definitely hold you in the moments your worry gets the best of you. Trust Him to hold your worry. Let it go and give it to the God of the universe. “Not a field or flower escapes His notice.” God’s eye is on everything. He takes care of even the smallest plant, so why would He not take care of you? He will provide for your every need. Sometimes you may think your problems are too small for God to handle, but nothing is too small for Him to notice. “Even the sparrow knows He holds tomorrow.” This is my favorite part of the song. God holds our future. He holds tomorrow in His hands. The sparrows know that. So why don’t we understand it? Matthew 6: 25-27 says “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life – whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food and your body more than clothing? Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?” Jesus said it himself; we are God’s favorite creation, His pride and joy. He made us in His image. He cares and provides for all the plants and animals on the earth, so why would He not take care of you, too? God wants to take care of you in every way. He wants to take your worries and fears away. Worrying will only stop you from living life to the fullest. So give your worries to God!
I’m just the daughter of a small town girl… who’s smallest worry doesn’t escape God’s notice.