You drew near on the day I called on you, And said, Do not fear! Lamentations 3:57 NKJV
Jesus answers people who call on Him. He answers with loving-kindness. He answers with newness of life. God answers with the gift of eternal life.
Jesus wants to live in relationship with us. Jesus created us to be loved by Him and to return His love. This was His purpose from the beginning of time.
The Lord tells us not to be fearful. He promises to be with us until the end of time. Jesus will never leave us or turn His back on us. God’s love for you is so great there is nothing He would not do for you!
Jesus said we would suffer tribulation in this life.
Sometimes we wonder why things happen. Where is God? Does He hear our cries for help? Why doesn’t the Lord answer our prayers? Sometimes we have more questions than answers.
When we cannot find explanations for the circumstances of our lives, we must turn to what we do know. We know God is for us and not against us. We know God hears us when we cry out to Him. We know God draws near to us when we draw near to Him!
My father was a self-reliant person. He was an adventurer who traveled the world seeking excitement. He had no time for God. At the end of his life he suffered from ALS. His days of adventure came to an end.
When all that my father lived for came to an end he cried out to Jesus. The Lord heard his cry. My father surrendered his life to Jesus. My father’s physical body gave out. God was faithful to restore his eternal soul to newness of life!
Jesus is the author and finisher of our faith. He brings us to the point in our lives where we will turn to Him. Jesus knows what it takes for us live the way He created us to live. He knows what it takes to bring us to the point where we can be useful to the master.
Jesus is with you in times of trial and testing.
There are things happening all around us every day that can cause us to worry and be fearful. Do not worry. Do not be fearful. Look at the circumstances of life through eyes of faith. Cry out to the Lord who surrounds you with His love. Jesus will answer!
God sacrificed His Son on a cross to reveal how much He loves you!
Jesus is waiting for you today. He is waiting to begin a new relationship with you. He is waiting to give you a new beginning. He is waiting to give your life new meaning. Jesus is waiting to share His life with you. Jesus wants you to draw near to Him so He can draw near to you.
Draw closer to Jesus every day!
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