Do you get the feeling that no one cares about you, that you are left here on this earth all alone? Well, let me tell you that you couldn’t be further from the truth. There is Someone who cares about you more than you’ll ever know. That Someone is God.
The Father loves you. He cares for you deeply. He loves you so much that He actually sent His only Son to die that you might live. Now, that’s love.
God reconciled you to Himself. Meaning that he went to a lot of trouble to bring you back into fellowship with Him. He did this because He loved you, misses you, and wants to be a part of your life. All of your life. The little bits and the big pieces. Nothing that concerns you is too small for God to care about. He cares about everything in your life. And I mean, everything. The bible says to cast (give) all of your cares upon Him, for He cares for you. (1 Peter 5:7) I don’t hesitate to give the Lord all that is on my heart and mind because I have been a witness to the fact that God truly does care about everything that I care about. He has shown me too many times for me to doubt that He is on my side and will never leave me nor forsake me. (Hebrews 13:5)
It is an awesome experience to be so loved by One who is able to carry out the things that I have need of. He has all of the resources and is all-powerful. He knows everything and is everywhere at once, so nothing happens that catches Him by surprise. (Read Psalm 139. It is a wonderful passage that tells us that God knows when we get up and when we lie down and that he is acquainted with all of our ways. It also says that he knows our thoughts before they even come to us. Now, THAT is attention to detail! The Psalm also tells us that no matter where we go or what we do, that God is with us. Bless His Name!)
One of the reasons why I love God so much is the fact that He has been there throughout all of the suffering and sorrows I have had to endure in my life. He has never turned His back on me and has used those times to strengthen me and make me a giant-killer! You cannot tell me that God is not real because I have had too many instances in my life when God has shown up and shown out in my circumstances. We all suffer, in various forms. God didn’t invent suffering to torment us or to make us miserable. Suffering is a part of life and no one is exempt from it. God will use the suffering to make you, not break you. If you will allow it. And if you have a positive attitude through whatever trial you are going through. Negative and pessimistic mindsets only cripple you and make the suffering worse and extends its duration. But if you look for the silver lining behind every storm cloud, you will find that the storm will pass over more quickly. I have learned these truths because I have weathered many a storm of suffering. And I am telling you that God will take that very suffering to rid you of your fears. He has used the suffering in my life to deliver me from all of my fears. And I can tell you that I had many, many fears, both real and imagined. Now I live a life of peace, love, and joy.
God is no respecter of persons. (Acts 10:34) What He does for one, he will do for another. I am nobody special. I am a simple, quiet, compassionate woman who has had more than he share of heartache and suffering and I can tell you that the Lord used it all to deliver me from all of my troubles (Psalm 34:6, 17) and make me the woman I am today.
I used to live with a tornado of tension that lived in my head and heart. I thought that I would have to live with that inner conflict for the rest of my life and would not be free of it until I got to heaven. But the Lord Jesus said to my mind one day, “Peace, be still.” And that inner hurricane was stilled. I am telling you that you can live a life free of turmoil and instead have it replaced with peace. God wants to give that to you. He wants to give you everything good and He promised not to withhold any good thing from those who seek Him (Psalm 34:10).
Seek God. Give Him your cares. He will be right there to catch you when you fall. (“The Lord upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down.” Psalm 145:14)
God loves you. (“The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.” Jeremiah 31:3) Always has and always will. Let Him love you. He longs to. You are precious to Him. (” Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honorable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life.” Isaiah 43:4)
God’s word is true. It is impossible for Him to lie. (“Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of His counsel, confirmed it by an oath: That by two immutable things in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who has fled for refuse to lay hold upon the hope set before us: Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast,:” Hebrews 6:17-19a) The Lord God has gotten a bad rap by those who have refused to be obedient to His word and the fact that He is Supreme Ruler over all things, but I am here to tell you that I serve a mighty God. A mighty good God. (“The Lord is good to all: and His tender mercies are over all His works.” Psalm 145:9) Just as He will always be in charge, He will always love and care for you. He will always have your best interests at heart and will always be working to bring to completion His great plan that He has for your life. All you have to do is trust Him. Let Him in. Let Him love you. He sent His Son to die for you so that you can be free. Accept the freedom and come join the family. We are waiting for you. And the second you say yes, a party will begin in heaven and the host of heaven will be celebrating! (“I say unto you that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.” Luke 15:7) So, let’s get this party started!
Blessed be the Name of the Lord!