I received a new book this week and last night I read the opening paragraph:
When you’re going through a challenging time (and we all do), it can be one of the loneliest feelings in the world. Whether it’s a threat in your marriage, a struggle in your finances or the pressure of day-to-day living, when you’re the one going through it, you begin to wonder, “Does anyone know I exist? And if they do, does anybody care?I had been dealing with something along those lines that very morning.
Our thoughts have a way of deceiving us into believing things that aren’t true. We live in a time where people unknowingly are listening more to the world than they are to God. The world speaks the lies of Satan without realizing it. Satan would love nothing more than to mess with our thoughts and make us miserable. After all, we are children of God and Satan hates God.
It is vitally important to know the scriptures and to understand how much God loves us in order to handle this life we’ve been given. The truth will literally set you free. The Bible is the truth and God wants to share with us the secrets of living successfully in this life He has given to us, if we would only let Him.
I have been pursuing God more diligently in the last few years than any other time in my life, determined to live as God intended me to. I had to come to the realization that I no longer needed to be in control since I seem to mess up my life more than anyone else. It had to stop. I wanted to be happy again like I was when I was a small child. I had to let go and let God led me. I was so tired of battling life I had to say “uncle.”
On the day I made that decision, I can imagine God and all the angels in heaven doing the “happy dance” thinking “it’s about time.” That was one of the best decisions I have ever made. That was the day I was set free and started on the most wonderful journey of my life.
Today when those thoughts enter my mind I can quickly chase them away since I know the truth. Scriptures instantly come to mind from the Holy Spirit telling me the truth. I can quickly turn a sad, frightening, or aggravating situation into one of happiness. I now see the true reality of life, no longer being deceived other than for a brief moment.
No matter what you are struggling with today know this. God loves you more than anyone in this world ever can. Because He loves us He has given us an instruction manual for dealing with this life. He is our Father and He wants to be our Father. He wants to take care of us. He wants to show His love to us. He wants to take away our problems and deal with them Himself. But it’s up to us to let Him be that and do those things for us.
It simply takes a decision. You have to desire to want to know God. You have to desire to want to walk with God. Once He knows this look out! He will bombard you with the truth about life. He will tell you the mysteries of life that He keeps hidden from those who do not diligently seek Him. It is quite overwhelming when this happens… in a good way.
Your prayer life will change from a time of begging to a wonderful time of the day just talking with God sharing your life with Him. He will speak to you in a way that you will understand. God is tender and He is funny, after all He invented humor, as He pointed out to me.
You will experience a peace that you never have. You will experience love like never before. You will have contentment. And you will experience the happiness of a small child.
And to answer the question, does anyone care? Yes Someone cares. God cares about you like no one else could ever care about you. You are His child. He created you because He loves you. You are never alone. There is always Someone looking out for your best interest if only you would allow Him.
The truth will set you free!