Remember God Who Always
- Jeevan Babu Olesu
Are you feeling lonely? Are you separated from your loved ones? Do you feel depressed? This message is for you. I would like to encourage you with the Word of God. There are so many promises in the Word of God. One of God's promises is, "I will never leave you nor forsake you (Deuteronomy 31:6; Joshua 1:5; Isaiah 49:15-16; 41:10; Hebrews 13:5)." Today I have been thinking about some of my friends and some people I know who are struggling and feel abandoned by those in whom they had trusted. While I was talking with them I remembered the promises of God in the Bible. I believe that His Words will encourage them and you my beloved friends. Don't feel bad about those who have forsaken you, but remember God who always remembers you and will never leave you nor forsake you. We are so special and precious in His sight. He will take care of all of the birds. The Bible says He even cares for each sparrow. How much more He will take care of us who are created in His image and likeness (Matthew 6:26). He loves us so much more than anyone else in this world can love us. Isaiah 49:15, 16 reads, "Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I have engrave you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me." According to this verse and as we have seen, there are chances in life for even parents to abandon their children or turn against them. We read in the newspaper or hear about people and even children forgotten or abandoned by their own parents. However, God promises that He will never abandon or forget us. God didn't just use mere words to prove His love, but showed us His great love in action by sending His Son Jesus Christ to die for all of our sins on the cross. We all deserve death. But He spared us, through His Son's great sacrifice and proved His love. That is why we are so special. It doesn't matter if other people love you or hate you. You are in God's mind and in His heart and He loves you so deeply and dearly. He is taking care of you.
My beloved friends, all we have to do is remember who God is and focus on how He is taking care of you. Read the Bible and see how God shows His love over and over and over again. See all the examples of how He is taking care of us. Take time to thank Him for His unfailing love and care. If you have not yet accepted the love of our amazing God, please take this time to talk with Him. Even if you have not believed in Him yet or you have walked away from Him, He loves you with an unshakable love and He is waiting to be in a relationship with you. Ask Him for forgiveness for breaking His laws and for not believing or walking away from Him. Thank Him for His beautiful gift of love in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Ask Jesus to come into your heart and walk with you all the days of your life. Jesus is not only our Lord, but also our friend. Experience a love and fellowship that you cannot yet fathom. You are not alone. You are not abandoned. You are loved, precious, and cherished. Turn to the One who loves you more than anyone else. He is there. He always has been there. And He always will be.
I designed this image while I was thinking and talking with my wife about the above message. The boy looks lost, forgotten, and alone. But look behind him. See the colors in the sky. God is there and He is watching. His love is beautiful, majestic, and true. All we need to do is look up and look at Him.