Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. Isaiah 41:13 NLT 

God never stops caring for His children. Those He created are precious to Him. Sometimes, we forget the Father of mercy and grace is closer than we think. We forget who gives STRENGTH to sustain us. 

God helps nurture a heart of love for Jesus so we will have fulfillment in our relationship with Him. The One who loves us completely knows why we need reassurance. He teaches us to TRUST in His handling of our days. 

With arms open wide, Jesus tries to reach us. He stretches as far as He can and longs for us to extend ourselves fully. He opens the eyes of our hearts, so we will recognize WHY we need Him and find comfort while we’re lovingly held.    

When we’re connected to the One who saves, we begin to understand the power of His greatness.  He humbles our hearts to welcome PEACE. When we stop making excuses for why we can’t reach Him, He helps us experience what holds us together when we welcome His offering of LOVE.  

Why should we make Jesus reach so far, when He wants us to cradle us with compassion? And why do we turn from the One who lifts us when we fall? The Bible says, “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." Philippians 4: 6-7 

God will open our hearts for Christ and helps us remember there IS healing in the mention of His name. If we seek Him with all of our hearts and pray for the comfort of love, surely we will find it. He will pull us from the wonder of doubt and lift us where HOPE is found. He will help us witness what is good and remind us to TRUST in what’s to come. He will lead us to the Father.   

God loves us. He will make sure we are carried EVERY day of our lives. We must be ready to welcome the love of Jesus. We will never have to wait to be held in the hands of HOPE. We must make ourselves available and choose to hold on tight. God WILL ALWAYS take care of us and those we love.   

Dear God, thank you for opening our eyes to another day of life. Thank you for Christ. Forgive us when we try to handle life on our own. Open our hearts in the timing of Your will and help us faithfully TRUST. We will lift our hands to the One who saves and humble our hearts for Jesus. We will remember everything GOOD comes from YOU, as we lift our hands to receive what YOU provide. Thank you for reminding us we are treasured. You help us remember everything will be okay. Thank you, Lord. Thank you!   Amen


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