Until the Clouds Pass

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“The LORD has remembered us; he will bless us…” Psalms 115:12, ESV

Sometimes I can’t see the sun because clouds are blocking my view. The clouds cause me to not feel the sun’s warmth against my face or see it’s light. So I close my eyes and remember how the sun felt until the clouds pass.

We all experience times in our lives when we know God loves us, but we don’t feel His love, we don’t feel His warmth, or His face shining upon us. Because of the storms of life, we feel as though we’ve fallen out of favor with God.

Just like the sun He spoke into being, God’s light is constant because He is light and the degree of His affection for you remains intense and off the charts whether you can feel it or not. As His daughter, you have favor with Him through Jesus always. Clouds may be blocking your view, but that is when you have to trust in what you know verses how you feel.

Never allow a temporary situation to cause you to question God’s eternal love for you. You will experience Him smiling upon you and you will walk in His favor again. Close your eyes and remember His warmth and goodness until the clouds pass.

Prayer: Glory to Your name Father God. I love You. Thank You for the much needed encouragement to my heart. I know You love me and I trust You will see me through every storm and trial. I remember when You saved my life. I think about when You came through for me and my family time and time again. I think back to how You blessed me even after I messed up. Thank You for Your goodness and Your grace. Help me to hold on to these memories until the storms of life passes by. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

(Read Psalms 84:11; Romans 5:2)

Jesus, don’t you care?

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“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” Psalms 46:1, ESV.

When Martha was preparing food for Jesus and His disciples and saw Mary sitting at His feet instead of helping her, she said, “Jesus, don’t you care that I’m having to do all of this alone (see Luke 10:40)?”

When the disciples were in the boat with Jesus and it looked like the storm was about to destroy them, the disciples cried out, “Jesus don’t you care that we’re about to die (see Mark 4:38)?”

Many of us are crying out the same thing today, “Jesus, don’t you care about my failing health? Don’t you care that my marriage is falling apart? Don’t you care that I don’t have any money to buy for my children? Jesus, don’t you care that I am alone during this holiday season? Jesus, don’t you care?”

Yes, my sister, He cares for you far more than you know.

His message to you today is, “Yes, I care for you. I am a very present help in the time of trouble (see Psalms 46:1). When the enemy comes in like a flood, I lift up a standard against him (see Isaiah 59:19). I’m in the middle of that situation with you and I am mighty, I will save, I rejoice over you with joy; I rest in My love for you (see Zephaniah 3:17).”

Now, does that sound like someone who doesn’t care for you? He cares about every detail of your life. Everything that concerns you concerns Him. He is your Provider. He is your Healer. He is your Savior and He is your Deliverer out of all trouble. He knows your need before you realize you even have a need and He has already made a way. No one cares for you as much as the He does. Trust Him. He will do what He’s promised you!

Prayer: Father God, forgive me for doubting your love and concern for me. You love me more than anyone. Thank you for being my very present help in times of trouble. Thank you for never leaving me alone. You are right here in the midst of my life and you will save. I have no reason to be afraid. You will deliver me. You will save me. You will provide for me. Thank you for being my mighty God. No one is greater than you. Thank you for restoring my faith and confidence in your love for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.