|SCRIPTURE TEXT: “Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass.” –1 Thessalonians 5:24 |
God is honoured and glorified when we trust Him and when we pray, “Lord, show me in Your Word a promise that I can cling to in this trying time.” There is not a time when God refuses to answer the prayers of His people. He says call to Me and I will hear your voice (Jeremiah 33:3).
He wants to give us hope. All of us are encouraged when we know that Someone is pulling for us — Someone Who wants us to cross the finish line victoriously. You may be able to think of a time when you did not know whether you were doing the right thing or not. Then someone you admired walked up to you and said, “God has placed you on my heart, and I want you to know that I’m praying for you.”God wants you to know that He cares for you. He is cheering for you, and He has a plan for your life.
Psalm 62:1–2 says, ‘My soul waits in silence for God only; from Him is my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation, my stronghold; I shall not be greatly shaken.’And Psalm 18:33–36 promises, ‘He makes my feet like hinds’ feet, and sets me upon my high places. He trains my hands for battle, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze. You have also given me the shield of Your salvation, and Your right hand upholds me; and Your gentleness makes me great. You enlarge my steps under me, and my feet have not slipped’.
God is faithful to keep each and every promise. He is all-powerful, and we can trust Him to take care of all that concerns us. The prophet Isaiah emphasizes His power and majesty:‘Lift up your eyes on high and see who has created these stars, the One who leads forth their host by number, He calls them all by name; because of the greatness of His might and the strength of His power, not one of them is missing.’— Isaiah 40:26
Not only does God take care of the heavens, He personally watches over you and me. Why do people doubt God’s ability? Usually we fail to trust God because we don’t want to lose control over our lives or our circumstances. This is almost laughable because the God of the universe — the same God who created you and me and who has numbered the stars in the sky and holds each one in its place — certainly has the ability to take care of my life and my problems.