I Peter 5:7; "Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you".
God is always concerned about our troubles and afflictions, when we have these we need to cast them upon the Lord. He will take care of us and help us through all of our fears, cares, and concerns. We need not be afraid to give them to Him; He waits for us to call on Him.
Why don't we call on Him at the first sign of distress? Are we afraid to call on Him? Are we ashamed? Do we think it isn't important? Do we think we can handle our problems? These last four questions are some of the reasons why we may not call on Him but these should not be a reason at all for not calling on the Lord.
No matter what our problem is He will help us. He will help us through all things. He waits for us to call on Him. II Corinthians 13:9; "For when we are glad, when we are weak, and ye are strong..." It is through the Lord's strength we manage to get through our fears, distress, cares, and concerns.
Psalm 34:17; "The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles". This means we are always able to call on the Lord, no matter what our troubles are. We should want to have someone help us in the time of need; we should never want to try to do this alone. With God's help it is sure to be easier to get through them.
I received a phone call late this afternoon about my sister, Barb. She has been in ill health for quite sometime. The Lord knows I am hurting and needing help to get me through this. I praise the Lord I have Him to help me through this. I am thankful for the support of my family as they all know the Lord; they also know the importance of God's will being done.
They have now taken her in for surgery but Rick, one of her sons has said they were not hopeful. I know if it is God's will she will come through this and make a full recovery. I want God's will to be done not mine. She is my last sibling so of course I want the very best for her. I have told the Lord of my request but I also have told Him I want His will to be done. I have comfort in knowing the Lord will take care of Barb as I know He loves her also.
I praise the Lord and am very thankful she knows the Lord and loves Him very much.
May you always know the love, joy, and peace of the Lord!
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