Yesterday evening I was asked to pray for a woman just diagnosed with breast cancer and scheduled for a PET scan today. A flood of memories filled my mind as I recalled those moments not so long ago – I immediately went into my problem solving mode (forever the analyst!) and then God whispered…
Celeta, you know Me!
Why yes! I do! And then the words poured out faster than I could type…eloquent? perhaps not. true? I believe so.
How can we tell? Go to the source! These are only a few verses, but I believe it proves the point…throughout His Word, God is ALWAYS with us – fighting for His us.
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10 NIV
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Phil 4:6-7 NIV
But make up your mind not to worry beforehand how you will defend yourselves. Luke 21:14 NIV
I keep my eyes always on the LORD. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.. Psalm16:8 NIV
They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the LORD. Psalm 112:7 NIV
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding Proverbs 3:5 NIV
When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. Psalm 56:3 NIV
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Deut 31:6 NIV
…and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes… Isaiah 61:3
Wherever you are today – whatever the situation creating those not so fuzzy feelings… allow God’s Word to soak into your spirit. The truth is, beyond this fleeting moment, none of us know what the future holds…we do, however, have the opportunity to know who holds it!