Did You Know He is Aware and Does Care?
Published by Deborah Negron – Child of God
June 3, 2022
The Lord hears the prayers and the groaning of his children. He is ready to deliver. Ready to save. He is prepared to come and make all things new. In the midst of life’s trials we see we are often mistreated and misused. We may be misunderstood and passed over. We may have been taken advantage of. But our God sees.
Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him from them all.
And I have also heard the groaning of the children of Israel, whom the Egyptians keep in bondage; and I have remembered my covenant. Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments: and I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a God: and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God, which bringeth you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians. And I will bring you in unto the land, concerning the which I did swear to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it you for an heritage: I am the LORD.
He understands our issues and our plight. He is not absent from our sufferings. He is present with us in the evil day. He is the one who sustains us in the day of trouble.
But why the trouble? Why the affliction? Must we endure the things that hurt?
The answer to all of it is clear. In the darkness we can appreciate when the light comes in.
When in pain, we can appreciate relief.
When in sorrow we can come in to that place where we can identify with the sufferings of Christ.
When we are in lack we can experience the mighty hand of God as He miraculously provides.
You see, The Lord is the Protagonist of this story. He is the Champion. He is the Deliverer. He is the High Tower we can run to.
The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
David, as a young boy watched his father’s sheep. He cared for them. He fought of bears and was a capable Shepherd. Yet, the day came when he visited his brothers to take provisions to them, sent from their father.
There David was angered by the abuse of a real life bully. A giant who used his size to oppress and frighten God’s people.
David became inflamed. Angry and without a concern, He decided to put an end to the mistreatment of God’s people.
But he was small. Perhaps seemed insignificant. He was young and inexperienced. He was not a warrior. Fighting a bear is not fighting an army. Yet David, had one thing the army lacked. David had something they had forgotten about.
David not only took care of his father’s sheep. He was also a musician. He was a singer. He was a worshiper. He had an intimate relationship with the one who was His God and Maker.
David showed bravery, not because of his own strength but rather because of whom he believed in.
Today, we may be facing adversities.
Illness, struggles, uncertain times. A bad economy, a poor outlook. But whom we believe in is key. Whom we have trusted in eill determine out outcome.
Jesus knew he was going to face adversity. He knew he would be going to the cross. He knew he was going to be betrayed. He knew his disciples would become cowards. He knew everyone would fail him. Yet, he had a constant routine. He had a daily practice. He had a strength building exercise daily. He communicated with The Father. He had fellowship with the Father. He had a close knit connection to His Heavenly Father.
He understood he would face death, but He trusted in the end result. You see, Resurrection was his goal. Resurrection was in His sights.
He knew pain was inevitable. But He also knew Victory was secure.
We too, can grasp the sight. We too, can trust in the one who knows the beginning from the end.
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
You see, we have not been going at it without knowing what we would face. Jesus warned us.
But He also comforted us. He told us we would face tough issues.
“Let your manner of living be without covetousness, and be content with such things as ye have. For He hath said, “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee”; Hebrews 13:5
The amplified version says it this way,
“Let your character [your moral essence, your inner nature] be free from the love of money [shun greed—be financially ethical], being content with what you have; for He has said, “I will never [under any circumstances] desert you [nor give you up nor leave you without support, nor will I in any degree leave you helpless], nor will I forsake or let you down or relax My hold on you [assuredly not]!”
So, today, regardless of what issue you may face, the Lord wants you to know, He is present in your situation.
He is the God that gives beauty for ashes. ( Isaiah 61:3).
He is the God that turns your weeping in to dancing. (Psalm 30:11).
He is also the Lord that is with you in the boat in the midst of life’s storms. (Mathew 8:23-27).
He is the fourth man in the fire. Daniel 3:25
He provided them with bread from heaven. ?(Exodus 16:4, Psalm 78:24).
Oh, we need to believe and trust. Communicate and daily be found in God’s presence. He is able to see us through.
He gave David the victory over that old giant.
1 Samuel 17:45
45 David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.
David knew whom he had believed in.
For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day. 2 Timothy 1:12
Do you know whom you have on your side?
Are you in a close relationship with the Lord? Do you know that He is able to see us through the storms of life. And even beyond death He has all power.
Jesus triumphed over death. He rose again. His sights were on the Resurrection. His sights were on you. His sacrifice had an end goal. To bring you to that place of a right relationship with the Father.
He paid the price so we can have access to him daily. He sits at the right hand of the Father interceding on your behalf and mine (Romans 8:34).
He is not swayed by issues that arise. He knows all things. He is able to save!!!
Oh, if only I could make you see that He alone is able to carry you through the very things you are facing today.
In your moments of rejoicing, it is God who has brought joy.
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. James 1:17
His love for you is present. Even when you are in distress.
Yet, many choose to ignore his goodness. Many choose to disregard his grace. Many turn away from his mercy.
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. John 14:6
I pray you would accept His love. He offers forgiveness of sins. He offers eternal life. He offers liberty. He offers peace in the midst of life’s struggles. He offers to have your wrong doings erased… blotted out by the very Blood He poured out on the Cross.
“Come, let’s settle this,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are scarlet, they will be as white as snow; though they are crimson red, they will be like wool.”
I pray you come to Christ Jesus today.