I have a few hours at home this morning before going into work. I’m cherishing this time.
All is quiet, except for the hum of our furnace and the Christmas music in the background. My coffee tastes especially wonderful. My dear husband is in the next room sleeping, as he worked last night. My laptop is on my lap here in the recliner, and my heart is full.
It feels good to just “be.”
God reminded me through my devotional this morning a truth this heart of mine needed. The first sentence of Jesus Calling jumped off the page and into my heart.
“I am taking care of you.”
Why that struck me so, I’m not sure. But my heart swelled, and I knew it was “just for me.”
A few minutes later, a text appears from a friend who tells me as she’s waiting to board a plane with her husband for a getaway, that she’ll be praying for me a little extra on Tuesday. She remembered. Tears follow. That’s the day the Lord took my mother home eight years ago. (Eight?? How can that be? Some days it seems like last year.)
Not that I need proof God is taking care of me, but there it is. He put me on my friend’s heart this morning and will again on Tuesday.
Friend, God is taking care of you, too.
I don’t know what you’re experiencing today, but God does. He knows your heart, your dreams, your desires, your life. He knows what you’ve just walked through, what you are experiencing this very moment, and what’s ahead for you tomorrow.
He’s got you. You’re in good hands.
May I remind you to continue to trust. Continue to pray. Continue to keep your eyes focused on Him. You’ll see Him taking care of you.
My aunt and uncle received what she called “a Christmas miracle” this week, as what appeared to be cancer, is not. Praise God! Seeing her post on Facebook filled me with joy. No gift under the Christmas tree can match the gift they received in this news. Their family has gone through much in 2014, and yet God was showing me through her words, even though it’s been a rough road for them lately, He is taking care of them.
May this encourage your heart today, and may you pass this truth on to someone else who needs to hear it.
Since God cares for you, let Him carry all your burdens and worries. 1 Peter 5:7 The Voice
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