Engaging in nature photography ministers to my spirit. Observing creation calms me because it reminds me to focus on our Creator.
Composing poetry blesses my heart too. God knows about my tendency not to sit still long enough to hear from Him. Poetry has always been the perfect place for me to bring my inner self before the throne room of God, where I linger long enough to experience His touch.
When God encourages me, I long to encourage others. Nothing is more rewarding than inspiring others to seek, love, and enjoy the Lord.
We need His sustaining power every moment of every day.
I hope today’s post blesses you.
Count your cares
As seeds of blessings
For the Lord will take each one
And tend them with providence
Under the reign of His Son.
Whenever I see the words: Cast your cares on the LORD, I think of how kind our Father is to each sparrow.
He cares for us too, dear friends. He won’t snub our sniffles.
Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you;
he will never let the righteous fall.
Psalm 55:22 NIV
I’m nosy-to-know of a nature moment that has recently reminded you of our Father’s love?
Blessings of kindness ~ Wendy Mac
Here’s a post I wrote for HeartWingsBlog that was inspired by something my husband said to me: Unexpected Words
19 thoughts on “Cast Your Cares: Words to Encourage You in Your Walk With God”
YES… Last night I saw a sunset that blew me away. In all my years of taking pictures of sunrises and sunsets, I have never seen anything like it. My daughter said that it was scary beautiful. A glimpse of awe we will one experience when we in His presence… Thanks for this beautiful reminder of the loving care of our Father… displayed in nature! Blessings, friend
Wow, dear Heidi, your sunset picture and accompanying poem are amazing. Yes, the beauty of creation is a hint of what’s to come. I can’t wait. 🙂 <3
Love the pictures, Wendy! Thank you for reminding us that we have no reason to worry. 💗
Thank you, dear Gail. I treasure the freedom we have to read His Word whenever we want to. We’re blessed to believe. <3
Such a beautiful heavenly perspective, seeing our cares as “seeds of blessings” in God’s hands. Thank you for this, Wendy.
You are such a kindred soul. I sat down yesterday to try out a new for me form of poetry (a pantoum). It was such a blessing and the perfect tool to linger in the Scriptures God has been speaking to my heart, so He could take His Word even deeper and open my eyes. I posted it to my blog and pray like you for the LORD to multiply His blessing.
Thank you, dear Anna. 🙂 Seeing cares and sorrows as seeds of blessings is the biggest (and hardest) lesson I’ve been learning lately.
I’d love to read your poem; would you please send me the link here in the comments? <3
Thank you so much for using the beautiful gifts He has given you, to encourage us! We have had moles lately. You know how they are. Keep tunneling and popping up in new places, but staying underground. Like worries! :). I got a trap for my hubby to use. And I have a “trap” for my worries too. :). Jesus!
Blessings and thanks, dear Wendy!
Thank you, dear Deb, for the wonderful analogy. 🙂 And blessings as you continue to remind readers of God’s unfailing love and comfort. <3
Beautiful thoughts and poem, Wendy. I particularly love this:
tend them with providence
Under the reign of His Son.
Love how you balance the thought of the Lord tending to our cares with His providence and the reign of Christ. We so often separate God’s characteristics. But HIs love and providence and sovereignty and holiness, etc., are the sum total of who He is.
Thank you, Karen. Yes, His love, providence, sovereignty, and holiness are always intact and inseparable. This thought–this truth–comforts me when “bad” stuff happens.
God is good, and what He does is good… (My paraphrase of Psalm 119:68).
Blessings as you continue to share the Good News, dear friend. <3
Such an inspiring post Wendy. Thanks for those beautiful words of encouragement! Lovely poem too. ❤
Thank you, dear Iris. Blessings on your weekend. <3
And have a lovely weekend too, Wendy. 🌷 😀
His creation regularly astounds me. I was driving and looked at the beauty of all the greens surrounding me. If He spent so much time on the trees of the field just imagine the time and energy He gives to us who were created in His image.
Such a lovely and loving thought, dear Carolyn.
Thank you for sharing this post.
I agree Wendy, nature photography, art, poetry and writing are a wonderful ways to glorify our Creator! I recently began my third re-read of Dr. Henry M. Morris’ book, Biblical Creationism and this quote rang true: “God said five times that different aspects of His work were ‘good’ and then finally, after it was all complete, pronounced it ‘very good’ (Genesis 1:31). This divine evaluation could be received and then detailed by man in works of music, art, and literature, glorifying and praising God for all He had done in creating and making all things.”
Thank you, William. I noticed as I read your recent post (http://williamwisephoto.com/photographyblog/dabbling-diving-ducks), you do an excellent job of glorifying our Creator. Blessings as you continue enjoying God through His artwork.