Friday, September 23, 2016

God Cares for Us


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God has a special interest in the underdog. He usually chooses the downcast and trodden to use as His servants. He is no respecter of human qualities, but looks for humility of heart (James 4:10; Matthew 5:3).



It is wise for us to put our complete trust in our Father God, who loved us enough to come to the earth as our defense (John 3:16-17; Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23). He is our refuge in times of trouble and oppression (Psalm 9:9).



When God is with us, just as He was with Moses and Joshua, no one can successfully oppose us. He never abandons or fails to help us (Joshua 1:5). He takes the anxiety out of all of our tomorrows as we live one moment at a time (Matthew 6:34).



God listens to our prayers and gives us all good things to enjoy, with hopeful plans for our future. We find Him if we will seek Him and look earnestly for Him, walking in His will by His Spirit (Jeremiah 29:11-13).



Christians world-wide experience trials like ours and some even worse than ours. Satan looks for those that he can attack, harass and shred. So, we can lay our cares and worries on God's capable shoulders, since He is always thinking about us and watching out for our concerns (1 Peter 5:7-9).



God has not given us any reason to fear, but showers us with His power, love and stability of thoughts and feelings (2 Timothy 1:7). When stress and anxiety threaten to overwhelm us, His presence in our life brings us life-altering peace and joy (Psalm 94:19). 



Prayer:

Father God, You have never forsaken those who seek You. We sing praises to You, O Lord, as You dwell not only in Zion, but also within our spirit. We will declare Your wondrous deeds among all people and nations (Psalm 9:10-11). You give us Your peace so we do not need to fear anything life throws at us (John 14:27).



Nothing will ever separate us from Your love - not any current or future trial. No demon from hell, circumstance in our life, or natural or man-made disaster can shake our foundation of salvation in Christ (Romans 8:37-39; Isaiah 41:10).



Thought for the Day:

Whenever we are afraid, and we will be afraid from time to time, we can put our faith in God's faithfulness. - Psalm 56:3; Philippians 4:6-7


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