, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 (ESV)
This is a reading I plan on using at my first speaking engagement next month at an area nursing home. Please pray for me.
God is faithful. He is faithful to us even when we are not faithful to Him. He goes before us into difficult places. He stands beside us when we have to hear harsh news and decisions. You know, the distasteful things of life. He was present when my doctor told me of our new-born son’s birth-defect and what would be done to help him.
God provides for us. He gives us what we need, not necessarily what we want. He provides us with food, shelter, clothes, and friends.
God protects us. He keeps us safe from harm. A few years ago, the house directly across the street from us caught fire. He kept the wind from bringing the flames across our street and into our yard. We had our car sitting next to our house. It would have been a bigger disaster if that fire had moved over to our yard.
God loves us. He loved us before we were born, before we were even formed. He loves each of us as if there were only one of us. He loves us because He made us.
God always listens. He is our best friend. He is always available when we need to talk. We feel we have to rush as we talk to Him.