Oswald Chambers taught that "God loves me and that
I shall never think of anything He will forget."
The Measureless Love of God
"Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."~John 14:27
Jesus Christ taught that God is our loving Heavenly Father.
He said that God loved the world so much that He gave His one and only Son, so that all who would believe in His death on the cross for their sins and subsequent resurrection, would never die, but could enjoy fellowship with God now on earth and also forever in eternal paradise. (See John 3:16)
Jesus taught that those who believe in Him as their Savior would be forgiven all their sins, reborn from above and adopted into God's family as His own precious children.
He said that His children could ask His Heavenly Father for anything in His name and it would be done for them!
"Jesus said,"If you live in Me and what I say lives in you, then ask for anything you want, and it will be yours. I will do anything you ask the Father in My name so that the Father will be given glory because of the Son." ~John 14:13-14
...If you ask Me to do something, I will do it." ~John 15:7
Jesus said that our Father knows our needs even before we ask Him!
He taught that God is such a God of love that He even cares when a common sparrow falls to the ground and dies.
God measures the dust of the earth, the Bible tells us, and He cherishes each of us so much that He counts the very hairs on our head.
St. Paul wrote, "What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?" ~Romans 8:31-32
Jesus said we must ask God for what we need even though He already knows our needs.
In Luke 18:1, He tells His disciples, "People ought to always pray and to never give up."
Sometimes God may seem so silent as if He is not listening to our prayers. But He hears them all. The Psalmist envisioned our compassionate Creator
collecting our tears and putting them into a special bottle marked with our name.
Psalm 56:8 "You number my wanderings; Put my tears into Your bottle;
Are they not in Your book?"
God will answer our prayers in His own way and time.
The prophet Habakkuk wrote, "For the vision is yet for an appointed time and it hastens to the end fulfillment; it will not deceive or disappoint.
Though it tarry, wait earnestly for it, because it will surely come; it will not be behindhand on its appointed day."~ Habakkuk 2:3-4
Our God asks us to walk with Him day by day with eyes of faith, trusting Him and believing His word even though we cannot see or feel Him.
The author of the book of Hebrews wrote, "Faith is what makes real the things we hope for. It is proof of what we cannot see." Hebrews 11:1
Hebrews 1:6 "Without faith no one can please God. Whoever comes to God must believe that He is real and that He rewards those who sincerely try to find Him."
"Look at the proud; his soul is not straight or right within him,
but the rigidly just and the uncompromisingly righteous man shall live
by his faith and in his faithfulness."~Habakkuk 2:3-4
Our God is a merciful, compassionate Father. If He allows us to be thrown
into the fiery furnace of affliction to refine our faith, He will jump into that fire
alongside of us just as He did for the Hebrew captives in Babylon so long ago.
(See Daniel 3:24-25)
When my children were little, God gave me a beautiful poem to comfort and encourage me. I recently made it into a prayer song, now available on my album, "God's Rainbow Promise." May this prayer song comfort and encourage you wherever you are on your journey.
© Copyright 2013 Suzanne Davis Harden All Rights Reserved.
I love you, My child
And I’ll never forsake you,
You’re one of My own.
I will always be with you;
Your hand will I hold,
For in your heart My word is sown.
Don’t be afraid of the darkening night;
The times, they are evil
And you will have to fight.
But the good and upright and the just will prevail;
With My word as your sword you can never fail.
Walk on in faith and don’t ever look back
To the road you have already trodden.
The way is before you and the past is gone—
Walk on in faith though the way seems long;
Walk on in faith though the way is long.
I love you, My child, and My peace is yours.
I will never forsake you—not one of My own!
Though all around you the storms are severe,
Remember in faith I am always near,
To uphold and support you, no matter where,
In failure, in victory, in doubt, in despair;
In laughter, in weeping, in danger, in fear...
My promise forever: I am always here...
I am always here, I am always here,
My promise forever, I am always here.
Heavenly Father, thank You for loving us so much that You sent Your only Son to suffer and die for our sins so that we might be forgiven and become Your very own children through Christ's atoning sacrifice. Give us Thy grace to comprehend Your measureless love for us and to never take Your beautiful Gift, the Gift of Your precious Son Jesus Christ for granted. Thank You, Lord. I love You.
In Jesus Name. Amen.
You can listen to a sample track of my prayer song, "God's Promise" on cdbaby.com
It's available as an MP3 download or you can purchase the album "God's Rainbow Promise," at http://cdbaby.com/cd/suzannedavisharden
*All of the profits from my music recordings are being donated to ministries for the homeless and ministries serving survivors of abuse.
Thank you for your support not only of my music, but of those who work so tirelessly to bring God's love and compassion to the poor, homeless, and victimized in our society.
God Bless You always!
Unto The Least of These © 2013 Suzanne Davis Harden, All Rights Reserved: "Yahweh's Promise," Prayer Song Lyrics © 2013 Suzanne Davis Harden, All Rights Reserved.
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