God will never forget or forsake you

Published 2:51 pm Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Have you ever known someone who was even-tempered and composed, even when circumstances seemed to be falling apart all around them? In times of a serious crisis, somehow these individuals remain calm and collected and in fact, it’s not unusual to see them comforting the very ones who came to help. So, what is the secret to living in a peaceful state of mind? It’s coming to the point in our journey where we simply begin to realize who God is. For Christians, it only makes sense this would include believing what He has said is true. It may sound rather elementary, but having a passion for knowing God more personally will go a long way toward learning to trust Him. 

I believe it would help with our anxiety and stress if we could just sincerely place our lives into His hands and rest in the confidence that He knows about our situation and is working behind the scenes for our best interest. One of my favorite verses is Psalm 145:18 and 19, “The Lord is near unto all them that call upon Him, to all that call upon Him in truth. He will fulfill the desire of them that fear Him; He also will hear their cry, and will save them.” The bottom line is that He wants to intervene because He loves us. His answers might not always be what we imagined, but He will always make the perfect decision. There is an abundance of people that are struggling financially, and the constant worry about money is stealing the joy of their salvation. Others are facing serious health issues or family problems and are afraid of an uncertain future. I do not have the answers and neither can I explain why bad things happen to good people, but whatever you are upset about today, God hears your prayers and will never forget or forsake you. 

This may sound strange but having money, being physically fit and having a beautiful family does not necessarily solve all of our problems. In fact, most studies show that many wealthy and healthy people can have even more trials and torments with anxiety and depression. So, how are we to handle life’s cares? According to the Bible, we’re to worry about nothing and pray about everything. Peter put it this way, “Casting all your care on Him, for He cares for you (I Peter 5:7). This means instead of us trying to carry our burdens, the Lord wants us to let go and let Him accomplish His perfect will in us. Jesus did not guarantee a trouble-free life, even to those who are devoted to Him, but it’s encouraging to know that He promised to walk with us every step of the way. No matter what type of giant we are facing, our Heavenly Father owns everything, is in total control and there is no situation too difficult for Him to take care of.

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Dr. Holland lives in central Kentucky where he is a Christian minister and author. Ask for a free copy of his new CD titled, “Keeper of My Soul” at billyhollandministries.com.