This is a new year. A year of new beginnings and many blessings. I desire to write as much as possible this year. I know God has called me to share my heart with you and to share what he has to say.
To start off, I want to share a couple of verses which really spoke to me today. Any verses I share will be from the New Living Translation as this is my favourite.
“Praise the LORD! How good to sing praises to God! How delightful and how fitting!. The LORD is rebuilding Jerusalem and bringing the exiles back to Israel. He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds. He counts the stars and calls them all by name. How great is our Lord! His power is absolute! His understanding is beyond comprehension! The LORD supports the humble, but he brings the wicked down into the dust.” -Psalm 147:1-6
We have much to be thankful for. God is worthy of all of our praise. He is great! He is indescribable! God is amazing. God puts the awe in awesome!
Many people around the world are suffering. Floods, tornadoes, fires, droughts, hunger, human trafficking, terrorism, and much more are rampant.
We do not have to be afraid. We do not have to worry. God is on our side. He does care. He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds. We may be hurting physically and have lost many possessions. However, God takes care of our souls. He brings healing. He brings strength. He gives us hope. In order to experience these things, we must trust him. He promises that he supports the humble. He is with the weak.
In order to experience this hope and God’s healing, we must seek him. We must call out to him in our distress and give ourselves to him.
We won’t ever understand the reasons behind everything that happens to us. However, we know that God is in control. His power is absolute! He is great. God is still on the throne and he will reign forever and ever.
Who do you put your trust in when things go awry in your life? Today, put your trust in the Almighty God who counts the stars and knows them by name. Yet, this same God loves each of us individually and holds us in the palm of his hand. Call upon him. He is near and he cares.
Prayer: Father God, you are amazing beyond words can ever say. There is a lot of circumstances which get in the way of my life. However, when things go wrong, I know I can trust you. I can come to you with all my needs. Today, I humble myself at your feet and ask you to bring healing into my troubled soul. I ask that you would bandage up my wounds. Help me to be a beacon of hope to those around me. I give you praise and thank you for being there for me at all times. In Jesus’ name. Amen.