Rachel Akers
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Rachel is supremely thankful to be the wife of her passionately-inventive and creative husband, Mark and the mom to her two young spirited little people, Arden and Hudson. She loves discovering, magnifying, and writing about God’s fingerprints in every corner of life to elevate the light-hearted, artistic, majestic, compassionate, and...

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  1. What a lovely point you make, and it speaks volumes to where I am right now. Thank you.

  2. I just had similar thoughts the other day. I was out taking photos and there was a beautiful fountain. It was a hot day and the birds were throughly enjoy their bath and getting refreshment. How many times do I neglect to see the refreshment The Lord provides for me? He took great care of the birds that day, without any thought on the birds part, how much more does he care for me. Thank you for this sweet reminder and the refreshing thought.

  3. How is it that ever since I started reading incourage it seems like EVERY DAY you all know exactly what I’m going through?

    “I often think: ‘Is there a concern I should be concerned about but am missing?'”

    I worry all the time and have all my life. My meds help, but they don’t entirely fix it. Many times, when I start to feel joy or peace, I worry that I am forgetting something that I need to worry about! So even when I have nothing to worry about, I still worry.

    I love the blue jays and the cardinals and the squirrels in my yard. They remind me to slow down, breathe, and accept the peace.

  4. Sharon, I am teary-eyed reading your comment. I can relate and am encouraged by your words. By God’s grace He’ll help both of us keep flying free!

  5. Every day i surrender my hopes and dreams to God. Everyday I secretly worry that He wont come through for me. I need prayer for my heart to realize that I cannot make or dream up plans and then feel abandoned when God doesn’t answer me. I let my imagination comforts me when life is bleak. This leads to more pain. I to have loved ones suffering, parenting concerns that my flesh convinces me I have the ability to help or fix. Letting go and trusting is so hard. Thank you for your post and sincere prayers for all the ladies here.

  6. “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your Heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?” (Matthew 6:26-27)

    That scripture is just the reminder I needed today. I was just talking with my boyfriend about patience and how I seem to worry my life away, instead of having faith. This is a beautiful reminder to just let go, be, and fly.

  7. Jesus, we lift our eyes and thoughts to you so you can renew our minds to be set on you. We know that when our minds our surrendered, so follow our lives and there is the hidden freedom to finding life. We love you and ache for you and need you over and over.

  8. Caitlyn, I’m so very thankful that Scripture was what you “heard” in this post. God bless you.

  9. Caitlin, forgive me for misspelling your name in the above comment 🙂

  10. Began a new job this week and my mind is filled with worries. Thank you for reminding me of the birds. I got a tattoo of birds to remind myself of this very truth; I pray that it will be tattood i my heart also.

  11. Rachel – that was absolutely beautiful, and a great reminder to me for where I am on this journey at this point in time (as you know). You have a beautiful gift!!!

  12. That was divinely inspired Rachel! So beautiful to see how God is touching lives through you. I knew you were special the moment I met you. I pray you continue to find your way in God’s will and plan for your life… Love you!

  13. Mari, love the last line in your comment. Gina and Jeneice, thank you both very much for those words and support.

  14. This reading refreshed my spirit. I worry about all matters of the heart and try to understand the whys! Thinking back on how good God has been and continues to love me throughout just makes me close my eyes and exhale. Im making a conscious decision to count my blessing and not my burdens…flying above and counting it all joy!

  15. Belinda, I prayed that this post would by God’s grace give others “air” and ” wings”. More grateful than I can express that God refreshed you. You did a wonderful job reminding us how to continue to fly free by counting our blessings!

  16. Thank you for this post. My cavern of concerns is making me panic of late as well. I’ll pray for all of us.

  17. Rachel,

    You hit the nail on the head for me today! I constantly worry about losing my job. I know that if God put me there–He must want me there for a good reason. He wouldn’t put me anywhere that I wouldn’t be able to do the work.

    We need to dwell on the goodness of God daily! He helps all animals and they don’t worry–so why should we?

    Joel Osteen put it best: Realize what you have, and realize that you have the victory!

    Our God wants the best for His children!


  18. Glad you know the weapon Sheila to fighting back – casting our cares on Him. I want to empty my heart each time I come to Him so there’s as much space as possible for Him. Beth, yes, praying we can all focus on whatever is good and worthy of praise.