The Confident Duckie

by | Jun 9, 1998 | Confidence, Protection

There is a beautiful lake in front of my work with cute ducks swimming in. One day, a duck was crossing the two-way street. Curious to see what would happen to the duck, I expected it to either run from or stop for cars approaching. Amazingly, the duck was walking very very confidently with steady speed. She was walking in such calmness and confidence as if the whole street were hers 🙂 She did not even bother to look at the cars 🙂

With that cute duckie way of walking, swinging her tail in happiness as if she were the queen of the street and to my huge surprise, each time a car was approaching, the duckie was already stepping over one of the lane lines in the street; thus was safe. Finally, she reached the other side without even being troubled or frightened.

I then wondered, if God cares for that duckie that much, how much then does He care about His children? Very very very very much. It depends on us then. If we trust that He hugely cares and arranges the best for us, we will be able to walk in the life streets that are crowded with troubles and worries as much confidently, peacefully and safely as that duckie did. Moreover, we will not need to bother about anything since we are the children of King of Kings.

However, as that duckie was only focusing on the other side of the street, we need to focus our hearts only on God’s promise, “For I know the plans have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11) and simply disregard the temporary hits of life. The more we concentrate on them, the more blind we become to perceive other happy aspects of life, the farther we get from God and the more confused we become.

Believe me, I was overwhelmed with worries that day. But when I saw that duckie, I felt God confirming, “Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall.” (Psalm 55:22)

If you have placed your faith in God’s Son Jesus Christ, can you hear His tender voice speaking to you now, saying, “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.” (Isaiah 43:1-2)

Contributed by Maria Hanna

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