Why Should I Feel Discouraged?

I was delighted to find out that this hymn was written by a Canadian gal in 1904. Her sick friend actually encouraged Civilla Martin by telling her that she wasn’t worried at all because God watches the sparrows so he certainly is watching me.

These words reminded her of Matthew 10:29-31: 29.

 What is the price of two sparrows—one copper coin? But not a single sparrow can fall to the ground without your Father knowing it. And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows.

Mrs. Martin wrote the poem and then sent it to composer Charles Gabriel who set it to music. The song traveled to believers around the world.  Ethel Waters sang it often at Billy Graham Crusades.

Here are some key lines for you to ponder.

Why should I feel discouraged?  Why should the shadows come? Why should my heart feel lonely and long for heaven and home?  When Jesus is my portion, a constant friend is He. His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches over me. 

Search it out online. Sink into its truth. Rise up in spirit and rejoice for I know He watches me!

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