When things go wrong in our lives, we have to believe God for victory in every situation and make every effort not to worry.
What is worry?
It is when we allow a problem to consume us. We may even say speak bad things over us and our life like: “This is going to be bad!” or “Nothing ever works out for me!”
When we have thoughts like these, it makes God sad. He does not want us to worry about our problems. And more importantly, he does not want us to believe we will not overcome these problems because we can!
In God’s word, he said he would make our burdens light if we just bring them to him in prayer and let him work them out.
Some people say that you do what you can do and let God do the rest. That is true but only to a certain point.
If our doing all we can do removes God from the situation, it is not good. Why should God step in and take care of things if we can handle it ourselves? But we also have to reach out to him to receive his guidance and help.
For example, if you have a test at school, you have to study. You cannot expect to receive an “A” when you did not learn what is going to be on the test. But if you have studied and paid attention in class and you are just nervous, if you pray to God about the situation, he can step in and give you peace. You will be able to think clearly.
There is a fine line we walk in doing what we can do and letting God do the rest. In the end, we always have to remember that God is God and that nothing is impossible with him!
So, in prayer, we have to ask him every day to guide us and to help us to do what is right and what we should do. Once we do those things, if bad things still happen, as they will, that is when God will step in to take care of everything else.
Trust God today to take care of you when you need help. When we do that, simply being will be less stressful. The God of all has our backs. That is reason NOT to worry.
One thing we cannot live without is love. All of us need it, no matter how strong we may try to act. We were just made for it.
Many of us have different views of love. Depending on how we are growing up, we may see love as action or words or both. Our parents show us love when they take care of us and provide for us. Our friends show us love through support and friendship. No matter what love means to us, we can all agree that we feel it and receive it when someone sees us, understands us, supports us and no matter what, they accept us for who we are and have our backs.
True love is unconditional. What does that mean or look like? Take for example gaming systems. We may love video games and no matter what flaws our PS4 or X-BOX may have, we aren’t going to give it away or just get rid of it. We are going to keep playing games on it and hope that it gets better or we get better at playing on it.
That is the way God loves us. It is unconditional and no matter what we do, he continues to love us. Even if we have done bad, he is quick to forgive and continues to love us and hope we learn from what we did wrong and do better in the future.
Parents should display God’s love to their children. Most parents do:
All of those things display a form of our parents love for us. It displays the love of God for us.
If you have not experienced the love of God through your parents or loved ones because they were not nice to you or really cared about you the way they should have, know that God is still there to love you directly. You are not ever without his love that is available to give us peace and happiness and protection and understanding and acceptance for who we are.
Because God loves us, we have a responsibility to try to do right, to help others, to be the best we can be. That means to excel in school and at home and in every situation.
God’s love is available for you today! Just believe he loves you and then freely accept his gift of love!