Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Yes He does!

Hello friend!  I'm glad you stopped by.  I really want to just sit a bit and share something from my heart with you today.

Do you know I truly care about you?
And, even more importantly God cares about you.
Oh yea. He sure does.
So, do you have a minute?

I'm all ready for a chat - got my coffee with vanilla & caramel creamer (my new favorite flavor) and am all comfy here at my computer with our dog, Lacey.  Actually, she's hiding at my feet and under the desk because there's a thunder storm rumbling overhead right now. She has anxiety attacks when there are loud noises like thunder or fireworks. As long as she doesn't hide too far under there and pull some of the wires out of the CPU we'll be fine.

Anyways,  like I was saying, God cares for you.
Yes He does!

Yea, I know...... life is just really tough sometimes isn't it?  It's more than tough sometimes. And we don't always get the answer that we desire when we pray. 

But friend,
He knows what you're going through,
and He sees you as you worry and wonder,
and He hears you as you cry,
and He feels the pain as your heart breaks.
And He cares about all of it.
Yes He does!

Oh, yes He does care, friend. I know it's true because the Bible tells me so. And because I've lived it.  In the darkest hour of my life - He was there.  Time and time again as I have lived through the process of grieving He has been there - comforting, helping, strengthening and loving. He cares - yes He does!

In fact, earlier today, as I was reading my Bible I read a verse that encouraged me. I'd like to share it with you. Pretty cool I just "happened" to read it today don't ya think?!

Take a look at this:
"And the God of all grace,
who called you to His eternal glory in Christ,
after you have suffered a little while,
will Himself restore you
and make you strong, firm and steadfast."   
I Peter 5:7

Now, at first I didn't like the part of this verse that suggests we're gonna suffer. But after taking a second and third look at it (sometimes I'm slow - or umm, stubborn) I realized what an encouraging verse this is.

Do you see it? He loves you! 
God Himself will restore you!
God Himself will make you strong and firm and steadfast!
The pain, the hurt, the storms - are just for a little while.
God is already there. He is waiting and ready to step in.
He will take care of  us through life's storms.

Now, I don't know about you....... but I'm ready to shout AMEN & Yes He Does!
(and that's not the caffeine speaking).

Oh friend, I don't know your circumstances. But, I do know that throughout the pain, storms and disappointment that I've experienced - He has been  faithful.
He has held me close and brought me through it all.
I know, that I know, that He loves me and cares for me.

I really want you to know it, too.
If the storm is too scary right now go ahead and hide at His feet.
Believe ~ the storm will pass.
Wait patiently ~ He will restore you.
Yes He will!

So friend, I hope you're encouraged from our little chat. My coffee is gone, the thunder storm has passed and Lacey should be coming out from under the desk any minute.

I leave you with a {{HUG}}
and the hope that as you go through your day you will say
~ God loves me! Yes He does!


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  2. Anonymous,
    Thank you for your comment. I just wanted you to know that I've been praying for you.

  3. Hi Debbie,Thanks for sharing wonderful encouragement through the Word. You're a digger of God's words & sharing it with us! Thanks for adding your voice to the faith jam! May God bless you and fill you as you keep pouring words for Him!


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