I pray we all stay encouraged this week knowing that God brings true success.
Have you ever looked around and wondered if God was near? He’s closer than you know. When life beats us up and tries to take our joy we often tend to blame God. “If God is so good then why did this or that happen?” we all know someone who has asked that question. We live in an imperfect world full of wrong doing and evil. We live in a world where we are responsible for our own actions and decisions but no one wants to talk about that. Let’s put all the blame on God as if we don’t have the choice to choose.
When life comes at you fast he is right there with you. The cancer diagnosis? He’s in the exam room with you, the sudden death in the family? He is with your love one. The failed marriage? He’s there to love and comfort you. We tend to get so wrapped up in what’s going on around us that we forget to acknowledge that God never leaves our side. Good or bad he’s there. Better or worse he’s always with you. We as humans have a bad habit of trying to walk away, live without him and then say he left us. God will never leave nor forsake you! NEVER.
“Are you near God? My heart is broken, bank account empty and no one is in my corner”
As those words come out of your mouth he is already embracing you with his love. Close your eyes and focus on him and all of the good plans he has for you. It may be difficult at first so think back on what he has brought you through. Can you feel his love now? In the midst of it all he is there holding onto you because he loves you dearly.
You can let go of him but he is always holding onto you! He is always near!
Thank you for always providing for me! You love me so much and see me for who I really am. Thank you for giving me this gift that I have and trusting me with it. I know that my life is not my own and that I owe everything I am to you.
**Photo from joelosteen.org
Are you afriad today? Are you stressed? Worn out? Take a deep breath and know that God is with and for you! Know that you are NOT alone. God has NOT forgotten nor forsaking you. Our country is out of control, people are dying left and right, cost of living is escalating. There is a lot to be concerned with right now yet, your mind should be focused on our heavenly father. Your mind should be on his goodness and mercy, if you keep your mind on him he will KEEP you in perfect PEACE. The kind of peace that passes all understanding. The bible says that Jesus came so that we may have LIFE and have it MORE ABUNDANTLY. ( John 10:10) That measn that YOU can have peace, joy, hope, love and everything else in abundance. Today I pray that God showers his unconditional love upon you and that his favor follows you all the days of your life. I pray that you recieve his peace and abundance, give grace as it has been given to you and do your best to love as christ loves.
**photo from http://jospehprince.org
**photo from http://joycemeyer.org