Part 2 of Our Pattern of Prayer will be continued next week. This was on my heart for you this week. Pastor Bill
As I talk to believers, the most frequently asked question is: "When am I going to see the breakthrough I've been waiting for? When am I going to be blessed?" When I hear believers talking this way, my heart goes out to them because they feel as though God has neglected them in some way. They feel and often times think that God doesn't care about them or the situation they are facing. Nothing could be further from the truth. However, some how, some way, the devil has convinced them that God doesn't care.
This is the time when he have to remind ourselves of the goodness of God. It is the time when we have to get in the Word to assure our hearts and renew our minds to the truth that God loves us and cares about every circumstance and situation we might be facing (Hebrews 4:15). Peter wrote in 1 Peter 5:6-7; "Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time. Casting all your cares upon Him; for He careth for you". Peter says if we will put ourselves in God's hands, He will exalt us. We can cast our cares on Him because He (meaning God) cares for us.
This is just one scripture that tells us God cares about us. There are so many more that tell us how much He loves us, cares about us, and wants the best for us. I encourage you to search them out and confess them every day. In my Bible, I have highlighted them with a special color so I can find them easily and say them out loud. Look at what the amplified translation says about 1 Peter 5:7. Casting the whole of your care-all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all-on Him; for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully. That doesn't sound like a God who doesn't care to me.
If this scripture doesn't convince you, then look at Psalms 55:22 also in the amplified. "Cast your burden on the Lord (releasing the wight of it) and He will sustain you: He will never allow the (consistently) righteous to be moved-made to slip, fall or fail." These two Scriptures alone should convince you He cares. After seeing these verses, the words "He doesn't care" should never cross your lips again. Remember, you are His beloved and the beloved is yours! (Song of Solomon 2:16, 6:3)