Hello everyone…and a “Happy Thursday” to you! Welcome today, to “A New Day of New Hope Blog”…through the Risen Hope Ministries! I’m so glad you stopped by today…and my prayer for you; is that you will truly feel the loving presence of God…walking close beside you…through every minute of this brand new day!
As I’ve been sitting here today…enjoying a peaceful view outside of my office window; Jesus began to place some words in my thoughts, from an old hymn titled… “Does Jesus Care?”…and a few of the lyrics goes like this… “Does Jesus care when my way is dark, with a nameless dread and fear? As the daylight fades into deep night shades, does He care enough to be near? Oh, yes, He cares, I know He cares; His heart is touched with my grief; when the days are weary, the long nights dreary…I know my Savior cares.”
As I was thinking on these beautiful words…I began to focus on the part of this song that says… “…when the days are weary, the long nights dreary…I know my Savior cares.” After experiencing a rugged night of sleep…it was time to get up and do the grocery shopping, along with much more in my day. The pain that was still in my legs from a busy Tuesday, was starting to relay a message to me; that it was going to be a long, hard and difficult Wednesday; but as I began my walk through the day; I began to see where Jesus was feeling my pain and the busy day that was still ahead of me; because everything that seemed impossible to get through at the time; was now beginning to show possibility.
A Bible verse that has truly come to mean a lot to me; is found in I Peter 5:7, which reads… “Let him have all your worries and cares, for he is always thinking about you and watching everything that concerns you.” When I first found this verse…my heart came alive within me; just knowing that Jesus was always thinking of me and watching everything that I was walking through. Just think…there is a God up in the heavens; that is watching your every move…One, who is not only observing what is happening in your life; but One who truly cares about you. I’ll tell you…this has been a verse that has stuck with me and has allowed me to turn to Him…even more than the problem.
You know…it’s amazing, as to how a problem can make us believe that we are all alone…and that no one cares…or could even understand what we are facing at the time; but I have come to see that Jesus not only says He cares…but actually works in a way; that helps us to see and understand, as to how He truly does care for us.
The other day, I was sharing a moment in my life on Twitter; that I will never forget…which reads… “There was a time, when I was recovering from surgery and my husband was at work and I was all alone. I looked up to Jesus and said... "You know...it’s bad enough that I have to go thru all of this...but to be alone?" Within a couple minutes...the phone rang and someone had called to see how I was doing and said..."Thought you would like someone to talk with." What a quick surprise that was…but through it all, I came to truly see how Jesus cared about my every word, thought and feeling!
No matter what you face in life…and no matter how alone you feel; just know that there is a God up in the heavens…looking down on you right now…a God, who longs to love and care for you! Turn to Him right now…in your hour of need…and I know that He will be there for you…just as He has for me!
Well…I truly enjoyed this time with you today…and I pray that you will be able to find the strength through God, to go way beyond whatever you are facing; to experience a loving and caring God! Please take care…and I will hope to be back with you again tomorrow! God bless!
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