Confidence, Faith, Hope, Assurance
“Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.” Deuteronomy 31:6
It is natural to our human nature to want to know what is going on in our lives whether good or bad. We don’t desire bad things, but when they come we want to know about them so we can take actions to fix them and make things right. This is particularly true where our health, our relationships and our physical circumstances are concerned. If the roof is leaking we want to know about it so we can fix it before it does major damage. Several years ago I had a leak in a closet that I d
id not discover until I moved some boxes to get to the Christmas decorations stored there. I had no idea how long it had been leaking but the damage was pretty serious. So I immediately acted to get it repaired. But, what about those things we know about that are beyond our control to “fix?” How does knowing about those things help us? Is it just to know so we can worry about them and moan our helplessness?
For some people that’s all they can do, but we have another alternative. What is beyond our control is not beyond God’s resources or power. So when the Word speaks to us to cast all our care on Jesus because He cares for us,
“Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” 1 Peter 5:6-7 KJV
it is His care that takes the burden of fixing what’s broken, meeting the need, solving the problem, healing the sickness, creating the instrument, opening the door, restoring wholeness, off our shoulders and leaving them completely in His care. Therefore, we can be free from worry, anxiety, and fear, knowing that our Father God loves us and Jesus our Lord will never leave us or forsake us. So when we pray, God hears us and comes to our aid.
“Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God. And the peace of God [that peace which reassures the heart, that peace] which transcends all understanding, [that peace which] stands guard over your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus [is yours].” Philippians 4:6-7 AMP
Finally we rest our hope, our confidence, our assurance and our faith in God and God alone because He will never fail us and we know nothing is too big for Him to handle.
“But Jesus looked at them and said, “With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.”” Mark 10:27 NKJV