Matthew 10:29-31 - In Gods Hands.

Matthew 10:29-31 (NKJV) Are not two sparrows 
sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls 
to the ground apart from your Father's will. 30 
But the very hairs of your head are all 
numbered. 31 Do not fear therefore; you are of more 
value than many sparrows. 


The Lord commands us to fear not.  But how 
many of us do fear, especially when it comes to 
the unknown.  Fear and faith mix about as well 
as oil and water; yet we walk with the Lord, 
day after day, with both of these operating in 
our lives.  The fact that God knows all about 
us, even to the number of hairs on each head, 
should give us great comfort as we step out into 
the unknown future He has laid out before us.  
Can you step into tomorrow without fear?  Are 
you able to leave tomorrow untouched by anxiety 
or manipulation?  The Lord would have us grow 
in faith as we discover what great value He has 
given us.  As our faith grows, our fear should 
diminish.  Which of these is controlling your life 
today, fear or faith? [In His Time; Walk With 
Wisdom re Luk12:7] 


   I always laugh when I hear people say, 
When I get to Heaven, I have a few questions I 
want to ask God. In all fairness, there are 
questions in life: Why did God allow this tragedy? Why 
did He allow that to happen? 
   But I believe that one second after we 
get to Heaven, we wont care about those 
questions anymore. We will see God for who He is, and 
everything else will come into its proper focus. 
   Right now, our understanding is limited; 
it is very finite. Gods wisdom, however, is 
incredibly infinite and great. The Bible says, Now 
we see things imperfectly, like puzzling 
reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything 
with perfect clarity. All that I know now is 
partial and incomplete, but then I will know 
everything completely, just as God now knows me 
completely (1 Corinthians 13:12 NLT). 
   Heaven will be greater than anything 
weve ever imagined. We can take the most 
wonderful thing weve ever experienced in life, 
multiply it a million times, and well get just a 
glimpse of what Heaven will be like. And the good 
news is that it will last forever and ever. 
   With this in mind, lets think about 
what were really afraid of. Lets take the 
most frightening scenario imaginable. What is it? 
The worst scenario isnt dying. The worst 
scenario is dying without Jesus. That is the worst 
scenario. That is the sum of all fears. 
   Jesus said, Dont be afraid of those 
who want to kill your body; they cannot touch 
your soul. Fear only God, who can destroy both 
soul and body in hell (Matthew 10:28 NLT). If 
you are trusting in Christ, dont be afraid. 
To live is Christ and to die is gain. Our lives 
are in Gods hands. [Greg Laurie from Harvest 
Ministries; https://www.harvestdaily.com re vs. 28] 


   The back porch door was only open for a 
few seconds, but that was time enough for a 
half-grown robin to fly down the hail and into our 
laundry room. The poor bird frantically circled the 
room, wings beating hard. I knew it was scared, 
but what to do? I tried capturing it in a large 
towel, but couldn't get close. Trapping it in the 
corner with my broom didn't work, either. 
   My husband, Don, squeezed through the 
door. "Stop trying to catch it!" he said. "When 
the bird tires it will land on a shelf and I'll 
get it." A couple of minutes later, that's what 
happened. Don picked the robin up, carried it outside, 
and watched it fly to the nearest Bradford pear 
   I hate to admit it, but I'm a lot like 
that bird. My initial reaction to unsettling news 
or a troubling circumstance is panic. I rush 
around and try to fix things that don't need fixing 
or aren't my business. Often my hasty 
"solutions" to problems often don't even make sense, 
like the time my granddaughter Olivia was driving 
alone and had a flat tire ninety miles away. My 
plan was to go pick her up, but Don said, "Why 
not call a garage to fix the tire?" I did, and 
Olivia was back on the road in forty-five minutes. 
   These days I'm trying to remember that 
robin when I receive bad news or encounter 
stressful situations. With God's help, I'm learning to 
take a deep breath, stay calm, wait awhile, and 
trust that He will provide appropriate help in 
every situation. 
   Lord, You have told us to learn from the 
birds of the air (Matthew 6:26). Let it be so in 
my life. Amen. Penney Schwab [Walking in Grace 
2021 Devotional by Guideposts and Zondervan] 

   If we will but listen, Gods created 
works will teach us precious lessons of obedience 
and trust. From the stars that in their 
trackless courses through space follow from age to age 
their appointed path, down to the minutest atom, 
the things of nature obey the Creators will. 
And God cares for everything and sustains 
everything that He has created. He who upholds the 
unnumbered worlds throughout immensity, at the same 
time cares for the wants of the little brown 
sparrow that sings its humble song without fear. 
When men go forth to their daily toil, as when 
they engage in prayer; when they lie down at 
night, and when they rise in the morning; when the 
rich man feasts in his palace, or when the poor 
man gathers his children about the scanty board, 
each is tenderly watched by the heavenly Father. 
No tears are shed that God does not notice. 
There is no smile that He does not mark. 
   If we would but fully believe this, all 
undue anxieties would be dismissed. Our lives 
would not be so filled with disappointment as now; 
for everything, whether great or small, would be 
left in the hands of God, who is not perplexed by 
the multiplicity of cares, or overwhelmed by 
their weight. We should then enjoy a rest of soul 
to which many have long been strangers. 
   As your senses delight in the attractive 
loveliness of the earth, think of the world that is to 
come, that shall never know the blight of sin and 
death; where the face of nature will no more wear 
the shadow of the curse. Let your imagination 
picture the home of the saved, and remember that it 
will be more glorious than your brightest 
imagination can portray. In the varied gifts of God in 
nature we see but the faintest gleaming of His 
glory. It is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear 
heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, 
the things which God hath prepared for them that 
love Him. 1 Corinthians 2:9. 
   The poet and the naturalist have many 
things to say about nature, but it is the Christian 
who enjoys the beauty of the earth with the 
highest appreciation, because he recognizes his 
Fathers handiwork and perceives His love in flower 
and shrub and tree. No one can fully appreciate 
the significance of hill and vale, river and 
sea, who does not look upon them as an expression 
of Gods love to man. 
   God speaks to us through His providential 
workings and through the influence of His Spirit upon 
the heart. In our circumstances and 
surroundings, in the changes daily taking place around us, 
we may find precious lessons if our hearts are 
but open to discern them. The psalmist, tracing 
the work of Gods providence, says, The 
earth is full of the goodness of the Lord. 
Whoso is wise, and will observe these things, even 
they shall understand the loving-kindness of the 
Lord. Psalm 33:5; 107:43. SC85-87 


   Whatever is important to you, talk to God 
about it. 
   Recently I had some news to tell my kids 
that I knew would upset them. So I called a 
little family meeting and said, "Kids, here's the 
deal," and then shared the hard stuff. I feared my 
daughters would take the news especially hard. "I know 
it's tough, so let's talk about this." 
   "Oh, we're fine, Dad," they said. "Thanks 
for telling us." 
   After more assurances from them, I went 
to work but couldn't stop worrying about them. 
When I came home, I found Amy comforting one of 
our daughters, who had obviously been crying all 
   "Why didn't you talk to your dad about 
this?" Amy asked her. 
   My little girl, almost a grown woman, 
said, "Dad's got so much going on with work and 
church and stuff. I just didn't want to bother him 
with this. It's just a little thing." 
   When I heard this, my heart broke. I went 
to her and said, "Sweetheart, you need to 
understand that if there's something that matters to 
you, it matters to me. Even if it seems small, if 
it matters to you at all, I promise you, it 
matters to me." 
   Today you must remember this. If it's 
important to you, because you are God's child, it's 
important to him. Don't hold back - tell him. 
   Lord, thank you for letting me share my 
heart, knowing that no problem is too small, no 
concern of mine too trivial. I'm so glad you care 
about the details of my day. [Daily Power by Craig 


   I am with you in all that you do, even in 
the most menial task. I am always aware of you, 
concerned with every detail of your life. Nothing 
escapes My notice - not even the number of hairs on 
your head. However, your awareness of My Presence 
falters and flickers; as a result, your life 
experience feels fragmented. When your focus is broad 
enough to include Me in your thoughts, you feel 
safe and complete. When your perception narrows 
so that problems or details fill your 
consciousness, you feel empty and incomplete.  
   Learn to look steadily at Me in all your 
moments and all your circumstances. Though the world 
is unstable and in flux, you can experience 
continuity through your uninterrupted awareness of My 
Presence. Fix your gaze on what is unseen, even as the 
visible world parades before your eyes. (Mat. 
10:29-31; Heb. 11:27; 2Co. 4:18) [Jesus Calling by 
Sarah Young] 


Matthew 6:34 - Plan for Tomorrow but Live 
for Today. 


2 Timothy 1:7 - Holy Spirit Power, Love and 



If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or 
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either 
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in 
hearing from you.  Thanks in advance and let's keep 
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred 


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