"Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows." - Luke 12:6,7
Have you ever wondered why you are here? What is the purpose for your existence? Does your being here really make a difference?
These are all questions many of us have asked ourselves at one time or another. Usually we contemplate these deep things when we are discouraged or upset, when we are going through a difficult time in our lives. It is this mindset that opens us up to thoughts of despair and gloom. We tend to feel sorrow for ourselves when life gets difficult as though no one else has been where we are:as; if our trial or burden is greater than what others have faced.
I don't intend to minimalize your burdens or trials. Whether they be large or small, they are personal to you and therefore important. It helps, however, to keep a proper perspective on things.
"There hath no temptation taken you but as is common with man." - 1 Cor 10:13
This verse teaches that whatever you may be going through others have as well. The verse goes on the tell us that God is faithful to make a way for us to bear up under the trial and come out victorious.
God promises us that he will never leave us nor forsake us (Heb 13:5). He also promises that no good thing will he withhold from us (Psa 84:11).
We are taught a song in church from a very young age. "Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so." What a thought. The creator of the entire universe cares about ME! Wow.
So the next time you feel discouraged or down, remember, God loves you (more than many birds).