"Cast all your anxiety on him because He cares for you." 1 Peter 5:7
The world is in panic and it's not getting any better . While economic crisis is still brewing, now it's swine influenza virus taking its havoc in most people's minds bringing more sicknesses from stress than the virus itself. What's next? Many of us maybe wondering, "Is the world coming to an end?" Are all these distressing news just a "wake up call" to humble us and bring us down to our knees ?
God cares for us. But you may ask, if He cares for us, then why are many people suffering right now? You may even wonder why bad things happen to good people. I don't have the answers to these questions but God sees the big picture. We just have to TRUST HIM.
As a nurse, I know how important it is to frequently wash my hands before and after performing any nursing procedures to my patients. This helps prevent transmission of bacterias and viruses from patient to patient. And as a Christian, I also know how important it is to pray day and night to give Him praises and also to ask Him to cleanse me from all my unrighteousness to prevent gratifying the desires of my sinful nature. When anxieties and worries start crawling in causing battlefield in my mind, I will just rely on the Word of God because I believe that it is "sharper than any double-edged sword, penetrating to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow, judging the thoughts and attitudes of the heart (Hebrews 4:12).His Word is a lamp that lights my path. (Psalm 119:105)
"If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him." James 1:5
Rest in the assurance that we are not alone. God is watching us. His Word is true and will stand forever. He gives wisdom and instructions. Lean on Him.
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. " John 14:27
God did not promise a life of no troubles, but He promises strength during storms.
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Hi Sweetheart,you are absolutely right. As this world grows more dark and dismal every day we must look to Him for light and understanding. He will be there for us as we seek Him for wisdom and guidance. He cares for us very much and He will lead us forth in truimph as we look to Him. Love you, Sharon
Dear Gloria... What wonderful guidance you have given us here! Yes, the best way to cleanse ourselves is frequent spirit washing through prayer! That's not to say hand washing isn't VERY important; but, as you stated, we need to trust God above all and allow His Peace to wash through us and protect us. Thank you, Sis...I love you. SiS Peggy