How would it feel to know that Someone knows what you are going through, cares, is watching out for you, and is working on your behalf? Encouraged? Hopeful? Relieved?
Yeah, me too.
This week held several unpleasant challenges for me. Maybe you or someone you know have gone through some challenges too. I hung my head; my heart was heavy. Then I read Therese Marszalek’s devotional for Day 23 in her book, 40 Days—Inspiration & Encouragement to Get You Through Tough Times. It deals with childlike faith—identifying a time I (or someone I knew) experienced it; what does “childlike faith” mean to me; and why I believe the Father wants me to have childlike faith.
The Lord reminded me of a time as a grown up that I’d lost a furry hat. (I really liked that hat.) Since material things were limited, it wasn’t something I could replace. I asked Jesus to tell me where it was. Then I waited (quietly) and listened (expectantly).
Isn’t that what we do as children? We trust that the one who loves us will somehow make everything all right?
Jesus did. He placed in my mind the location of the hat. It couldn’t be seen, but it was there.
I remembered how that felt. I knew that that is how God wants me to face every challenge—believing He knows, cares, is watching out for me, and is working on my behalf.
The following are the Biblical promises He gave me to speak out loud daily. God’s Word says it. I believe it. That settles it.
May God bless your socks off today as you speak them out loud and believe them too.
I Peter 2:24 “Who his own self bore our sins in his own body on the tree, that we being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.”
Psalm 103:3 “Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; Who HEALETH ALL thy diseases;”
II Corinthians 2:14 a “Now thanks be unto God, which ALWAYS causeth us to triumph in Christ…”
Psalm 28:7 “The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in Him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise Him.”
Psalm 147:3 “He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their issues of life.”
Psalm 42:11 “Why art thou cast down, O my soul? And why art thou disquieted within me? Hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise Him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.”
GOOD MORNING GOD–a collection of scriptures to begin your day. Feel free to download the pamphlet for your use and to share.
Therese Marszalek Ministries–Bringing Hope and Healing for Today www.theresemarszalek.com
Gateway Church, Pastor Adam Fox–Pointing the Way to Jesus–www.gatewayspokane.org