God Cares for You
As for me, I will call upon God, and the Lord shall save me....Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee; He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. (Psalm 55:16, 22)
Most likely, you already know that God commanded you to honor your parents. You know that He commanded you to be kind. But did you know that Jesus commanded you to think about flowers? He did!
"Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow," Jesus said. "They toil not, neither do they spin." In other words, they don't worry about a thing! "And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these." Jesus continues, "Consider the ravens; for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls?"
If God cares enough to take care of the flowers and the birds, how much more does He care about you, the child He created in His very own image! It doesn't matter how small your problem is. Flowers and birds aren't very big, either, but God cares about them. He is concerned about everything that you're concerned about.
Since God cares so much about your problems, how should you respond? Should you wring your hands and try to fix your problems all by yourself? Should you go running to a friend or to your parents, expecting them to make everything right? No; your Lord Jesus doesn't want you to be worried. He told His disciples the same thing: "Therefore take no thought saying, What shall we eat? Or What shall we drink? Or Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things."
Isn't it wonderful to know that God hears you? He is more concerned about your burdens than you are, and if you call upon Him, He will help you. He will hold you up. He will give you the strength you need to face your problems He really will! He cares more about your problems than you do. He created you.
Cast your burden upon Him today, and then do what you know is right. Just obey Him, trusting Him to take care of the rest.
God takes care of birds and flowers, so He will surely take care of me!
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Truth In Real Life
“O for a thousand tongues to sing my great Redeemer’s praise!”
Charles Wesley has been called many things, including “the great hymn writer of all ages” and “the Father of Sacred Song.” Born the eighteenth child in his family on December 18, 1707, he wrote over 6,500 hymns in his 80 years of life. Some of his most famous hymns include “Rock of Ages,” “Hark! the Herald Angels Sing,” and “Just As I Am.”
Charles Wesley was perhaps influenced most profoundly by his godly mother, Susannah Wesley. Despite the fact that there were always a number of children around her, Susannah determined to spend time with each of them. She was known for being a strict but loving mother. Her biggest concern was that her children, including Charles, would grow up to love Jesus Christ.
He was a smart and gifted young man, and people admired him. When he was 15 years old, his father received a letter from a wealthy Irish man offering to adopt Charles Wesley and make him the heir of all he owned. Instead, the teenager chose to stay with his family. The wealthy Irish man ended up adopting another boy, who would come to be known as “Lord Wellesley.” This young man grew up to conquer Napoleon at Waterloo. Both Charles Wesley and Lord Wellesley influenced history, but in vastly different ways.
In college, the Wesley brothers (Charles and his brother John) started the “Holy Club” – a group responsible for visiting the sick, praying for the unsaved, and reading the Bible. Over time, many great men of faith would participate in this group.
For fifty years, Wesley traveled on horseback, preaching the truth wherever he went. After his death, a monument was placed in his honor which read, “God buries His workmen, but carries on His work.”
What are you doing to carry on God’s work today? Are you thinking of ways that you can bring honor to God? You may not accomplish something that looks great in the eyes of the world (like conquering a famous general-emperor), but you can influence many people for the sake of the Gospel!
Ephesians 2:10 – For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.