Mothers for Prodigals

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Glimpses of God's Handiwork

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? Matthew 6:25-34 (NIV)

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)

FEAR, WORRY.......sometimes the essence of those words drip from our minds down to our stomach and fill every appendage. We even feel it in our toes. Why? Because we allow it.

What has you constantly worried? Does fear have you in its grip? World and local news surrounds our lives, filling our minds with anxiety and our souls with distress. A family situation unsettles us, leaving us disturbed and almost broken. Or death envelopes us, causing us to feel like dying as well. 

God says, “Fear not and do not worry, I have overcome the world. You will have trouble in this world but in Me you can find peace” (John 16:33). He is the peace giver—the world is not.

We have only two responses to God—yes or no. So what’s your answer? “No, Lord, I’ll focus on all the things of this world and stress as it spirals out of control,” or “Yes, Lord, I’m choosing to trust You with my life in all my circumstances.”

It’s our choice, but the world’s creator is in control. He is God Almighty, maker of heaven and earth. He created this beautiful world and man under Satan’s rule is attempting to destroy it. God’s creation tells of steadfastness as the sun rises daily, as the moon rotates around the earth monthly, and as the seasons come and go annually. God Himself is faithful and true—He never changes (Psalm 33:4, Revelation 3:14, 19:11 Hebrews 13:5). HE CAN BE TRUSTED!

If He can create the mountains and the seas and take care of the birds and flowers, don’t you think He can take care you and your problems? Our Sovereign God is over all and is available to all that call on His name. Our Redeemer, Jesus Christ, is the God of all the earth (Isaiah 54:5).  

Do you fearfully look at your constantly changing circumstances or do you gaze assuredly at your unchanging, trustworthy Lord God (Hebrews 13:6)? He says, “Do not be afraid; don’t worry. Look to Me.”

Whenever you need a glimpse of Father God, the certainty that He is with you, look up. His heavens constantly declare His presence. His artistry expresses He is at work every day. His divine nature and eternal power are visible in His handiwork (Romans 1:20). Daily He takes care of His creatures and He’ll take care of you. The Lord God Almighty is in control. He is faithful. Trust Him with your life—He loves you. 

If you are encountering any type of trouble and need some help, I encourage you to find a Bible and read the Scriptures mentioned in this post. Go a step further and read more of His Word. Allow His words to fill your mind. Then go outside and study the skies. He’s speaking to your heart and He’s awaiting your call.

‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’ Jeremiah 33:3 (NIV)

This is my prayer; please join me in praying it........

My heart, O God, is steadfast;
    I will sing and make music with all my soul.
Awake, harp and lyre!
    I will awaken the dawn.
I will praise you, Lord, among the nations;
    I will sing of you among the peoples.
For great is your love, higher than the heavens;
    your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
    let your glory be over all the earth.

Save us and help us with your right hand,
    that those you love may be delivered. 
God has spoken from his sanctuary:
    “In triumph I will parcel out Shechem
    and measure off the Valley of Sukkoth.
Gilead is mine, Manasseh is mine;
    Ephraim is my helmet,
    Judah is my scepter. 
Moab is my washbasin,
    on Edom I toss my sandal;
    over Philistia I shout in triumph.”

Who will bring me to the fortified city?
    Who will lead me to Edom?
Is it not you, God, you who have rejected us
    and no longer go out with our armies?
Give us aid against the enemy,
    for human help is worthless.
With God we will gain the victory,
    and he will trample down our enemies. 
Psalm 108 (NIV)

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