This is a blog post I started writing this past summer and just now finished. These things came to me in my pondering about what God must be thinking of, or feels about, the things we do or don't do. I believe we can know exactly how God feels about everything in our lives by His instruction book -- the Bible.
I've written this to read like a little letter from God just for you. As you read it may you feel the great care and love He has for you. Enjoy!
Matthew 11:28-30 (KJV)28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
My precious child, you live in fear of so many things, yet I've told you to fear not and do not be afraid 365 times throughout the Bible. That's one for every day. Whenever you're afraid just trust in me. ( Psalm 56: 3-4 ) I told you I'd never leave you nor forsake you. ( Deuteronomy 31:8, Joshua 1:5, Hebrews 13:5, Isaiah 41:13) And that wherever you go, I'd be with you. ( Joshua 1:9, 2 Corinthians 13:11)
Dear one, you worry about your protection, feeling like you have to protect yourself from the bad guys. But I'm your protector and protection. Your refuge, deliverer, and strong tower. ( Proverbs 18:10, Psalms 61:3, Psalm 18:2-3, Psalms 19:14) Remember, greater is He in you than he that's in the world. ( 1 John 4:4 ) How many times I've wanted to tuck you under my wings like a mother hen and you would not.( Matthew 23:37) You often run to other sources. Please stop running away and run into my arms instead. I didn't give you a spirit of fear but of a sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7 ) True love cast out fear. (1 John 4:18) And I give perfect peace to those who keep their minds on me.( Isaiah 26:3)
My beloved, you worry and fret over so many little details. Be anxious for nothing, but pray about everything. (Philippians 4:6-7 )You can't change anything with your worries except for ruining your day. Don't worry about tomorrow. (Matthew 6:25, Luke 12:22, Matthew 6:34 ) And don't let your heart be troubled. ( John 14:27 ) Cast all your cares on me, I will take care of it for you and give you rest. ( 1 Peter 5:7, Matthew 11:28-30) And don't forget my dear child, you are more valuable than many sparrows. Matthew 10:28-31
You run to the doctor or for medicine over most any little ailment and sickness. Hello, I'm a great physician,( Luke 5:31-32, John 5:1-9). By my stripes, you are healed. ( Isaiah 53:5) And is my hand shortened that it can not save? (Isaiah 59:1) Or is there anything too hard for me. Jeremiah 32:27
You're looking for advice and guidance? Call on me and I will show you great and mighty things, Jeremiah 33:3. I gave you an instruction book that has everything you need to know about living life. Read it! I gave you guidelines and measures to live by for a reason. If you follow them you will have a lot less trouble in life, and better health. Trust me. And if you lack wisdom, just ask me. James 1:5
You live on too much coffee and too little sleep. Yet I've told you, "Behold I give my beloved sleep". ( Psalm 127:2, Psalm 4:8)
You rush about wearing yourself out doing and filling your time with things I never intended you to do, all the while neglecting the things I did say to do. I want you study the Word to show yourself approved. ( 2 Timothy 2:15) Pray without ceasing. ( 1 Thessalonians 5:17, Acts 12:5, 2 Timothy 1:3 ) Teaching, instructing and training your children in the way they should go. ( Deuteronomy 6:5-9, Proverbs 23:6). Seek first the kingdom of God. ( Luke 12:22-32) And remember the great commission of spreading the gospel into all the world? ( Mark 16: 15 ) Someone somewhere, whether it be near or far, is waiting to hear the good news from you.
May you be encouraged today that God loves you more than words could ever say, and He has you very best in mind!
In Him, Mae
John 3:16 (KJV)
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.1 John 4:19 (KJV) We love him, because he first loved us.
I am a wife to my wonderful husband, Paul, of over 22 years. Mommy to 9 blessings, ages 21 to 3 years. Our 2nd oldest son, at age 14, has gone on to be with the Lord on April 19th, 2017. I share about that new road we are on here on my blog.
My first 7 years of blogging.
Great inspirational reading!
"I believe a greater intimacy with God leads us to an inner peace, unquenchable joy, & an ever-lasting hope regardless of what we go through in life." Mae