Chosen by God!
Sometime we may think God doesn't understand our pain, our losses, our suffering. We may wonder if He even cares.
Can you imagine the pain and sense of loss He experienced as He watched His Son suffer and die for humanity? Can you imagine what it cost Him to not intervene, to be separated from Him in that moment? Now, can you imagine just how much He loves you and I?
Yes God fully understands our pain, our losses, and our sufferings. And yes He cares. Calvary makes that clear. Whatever you are feeling or believing take it to Him in prayer. God knows and He cares.
I'm reminded of this powerful hymn:
"WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS" (Joseph M. Scriven)
What a friend we have in Jesus, All our sins and griefs to bear! What a privilege to carry Everything to God in prayer! Oh, what peace we often forfeit, Oh, what needless pain we bear, All because we do not carry Everything to God in prayer!
Have we trials and temptations? Is there trouble anywhere? We should never be discouraged— Take it to the Lord in prayer. Can we find a friend so faithful, Who will all our sorrows share? Jesus knows our every weakness; Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Are we weak and heavy-laden, Cumbered with a load of care? Precious Savior, still our refuge— Take it to the Lord in prayer. Do thy friends despise, forsake thee? Take it to the Lord in prayer! In His arms He’ll take and shield thee, Thou wilt find a solace there.
Blessed Savior, Thou hast promised Thou wilt all our burdens bear; May we ever, Lord, be bringing All to Thee in earnest prayer. Soon in glory bright, unclouded, There will be no need for prayer— Rapture, praise, and endless worship Will be our sweet portion there.
Be Encouraged! ❤
Leisa Wilkins Ministries
"Encouraging and Empowering you to become who God created you to be, God's Masterpiece, a Divine Original!"
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