Over a week ago, I was sitting in the dentist chair, with my mouth wide open (and yes the most painful part is keeping my jaw open). I thought to myself - "What will I think about, to get my mind off what is going on?" Then this text popped into my mind, and I had a chuckle:
Psalms 81:10: I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.
How funny - I was sitting there with my mouth wide open, and I was getting a "filling!" I think in moments like these our Father has a sense of humour.
But He had spiritual meaning for me also, and gave me plenty to think about while the procedure was going on. He was telling me that He would fill my mind with peace and contentment, His characteristics, to deal with my present situation, and in any situation that is not entirely pleasant.
In any situation I find myself, I do not need to find within me the strength to deal with fear, anxiety, worry, temptation - if I just open my mouth wide, He will provide what I need. I need to become helpless as the baby bird who opens his mouth wide to receive the food the mother or father bird has found for him - totally dependent on the parent for it's very life.
I want to learn to be totally dependent on God - like the baby bird - like the little children.
Matthew 18:3: And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.