As I sit here on a dreary rainy November afternoon, I think of God’s Word and how timely it is even for us in the 21st Century.
The words of Jesus speak to us each day. “Come to me, all who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28, NIV) “Pray for those who persecute you.” (Matthew 5:44, NIV)
David tells us his help comes from the LORD. (Psalm 121:2, NIV) He also tells us God calms him and gives him rest. (Psalm 23, NIV)
The Apostle Paul tells us to “Pray continually.” (1 Thessalonians 5:17, NIV) Kathy, a lady at our church is very seriously ill. We are all praying for her and her family. She is married and they have two children, a daughter who is 15 and a son who is about 12. This circumstance came about suddenly this past Friday evening.
The Apostle John reminds us “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” (1John 1:9, NIV) A book I just finished reading spoke of the need for each of us to repent of our sins, even if we believe we are right with God. (The Harbinger, by Jonathan Cahn.)
God speaks through the prophet Isaiah and tells us we are not to be afraid because He will help us. He goes further and tells us not to be dismayed because He is our God He makes the commitment to make us strong, help us, and uphold us. (Isaiah 41:10)
I find it wonderful that God continues to speak to us in our times of need. Praise God for his continued caring for us, his children.