Good morning brothers and sisters,
Our Lord God is calling each of us to hold onto him, when the troubles of this life seem to overwhelm us. He wants us to remember he is our good shepherd and he is always here for us. He promises that he will never leave nor forsake us. He is our shield and protector. He wants us to trust in him, regardless of what’s going on in life. The storms of this life are not meant for us to carry on our own shoulders, they are not ours to carry. This is the reason Jesus encourages us to cast all our cares on him, because he cares for us. He is our rock, our strong tower, taking all our sins and throwing them into the sea of forgetfulness, as we repent and ask him to be our Lord and Savior. Our Lord God wants us to have a personal relationship with him. Jesus is the bread of life that we all need, which is the reason our heavenly father sent him to us.
Our heavenly Father wants us to spend time with him alone in our secret place, so he can reveal himself to us. He loves us more than we can imagine. He has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind. He wants us to make the decision to trust in him and believe his word. Jesus is the word of God that came to earth in the flesh. The choice is ours, either to believe what the word of God says, or not. Jesus is the one we need to believe in. When he says, fear not, we need to listen and fear no man. Jesus, who is the word of God, says he has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and of a sound mind. We must believe and receive him and his promises.
In Mathew chapter 6:25-33 Jesus says: “Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Behold* the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.”
Psalm 91 reads: “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most, High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Surely, he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked. Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most, High, thy habitation; shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet. Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him. With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.”
All who are ready to repent of all your sins, accept Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior, pray the following prayer with us.