God. Where are You?

God.  Where are You?

God.  I need you.

Where are You God?

Sometimes the valley is deep - the trials and troubles of this world are heavy and we ask, "God.  Where are you?"

In the book of James in the Bible we are told to be grateful for trials but often we aren't very grateful for trials.  Usually, we feel overwhelmed by the problem.  So, what are we to do?  Re-focus.  

Let's see how:

God cares for you. 

He already showed His great love for you by allowing His Son to die on the cross for your sins.

Don't question, "Is God with me?"  The Israelites did this at Massah - they failed the test - God was not pleased.

These are times of testing.  If you stumble (welcome to the club - so did the Apostles), don't beat yourself up.  Try to remember to objective: learning to rely upon God.

Remove the focus off of you and onto God.Remember that it is all part of God's plan - His perfect plan.

Ask, "How can I be the servant that God wants me  to be?"God is building a kingdom of servants.  Jesus came to serve us and to teach us how to serve one another in love.

Here are some verses to help you re-focus - I have used them often.  There's one catch - these verses only can only re-assure you if you have believed / placed your eternal life / put your faith...  in Jesus Christ as your Savior (one who Saves you from death and gives you life).  If you have NOT believed in Jesus, please read, Digging A Little Deeper or NeedHim.

Verses To Hold Onto

God is there.  He will never leave you or forsake you... " for He Himself has said, "I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you,"  so that we confidently say, "The LORD is my helper, I will not be afraid. What will man do to me?" Heb 13:5-6

Jesus said,"...and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Matt 28:20

"And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose." Rom 8:28(All things - good & bad will work together for God - this applies only to those we love God and called according to His purpose - in other words, those who are Saved.)"

(Jesus said,) "Do not worry then, saying, "What will we eat?' or "What will we drink?' or "What will we wear for clothing?' "For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. "But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. "So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matt 6:31-34

"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things." Phil 4:6-8

"And looking at them Jesus said to them, 'With people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.'" Matt 19:26

And Jesus said to him, ""If You can?' All things are possible to him who believes." Immediately the boy's father cried out and said, "I do believe; help my unbelief." Mark 9:23-24

"And without faith it is impossible to please Him" Heb 11:6

"In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ;" 1 Peter 1:6-7

"Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand." Is 41:10

"I can do all things through Him who strengthens me." Phil 4:13

"We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ,..." 2 Cor 10:5

"Whom have I in heaven but You? And besides You, I desire nothing on earth. My flesh and my heart may fail, But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever." Ps 73:25-26

"My soul, wait in silence for God only, For my hope is from Him. He only is my rock and my salvation, My stronghold; I shall not be shaken. On God my salvation and my glory rest; The rock of my strength, my refuge is in God." Ps 62:5-7

"The LORD'S lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. "The LORD is my portion," says my soul, "Therefore I have hope in Him." 
The LORD is good to those who wait for Him, To the person who seeks Him. It is good that he waits silently For the salvation of the LORD." Lam 3:22-26

"The LORD will accomplish what concerns me; Your lovingkindness, O LORD, is everlasting; Do not forsake the works of Your hands." Ps 138:8-139:1

"Since I am afflicted and needy, Let the Lord be mindful of me. You are my help and my deliverer; Do not delay, O my God." Ps 40:17-41:1

(Jesus said,) "Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS. "For My yoke is easy and My burden is light." Matt 11:28-12:1

"For I know the plans that I have for you,' declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. 
You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart." Jer 29:11-13

Note: Any text in parenthesis are for clarification and not part of the verse.  For example:  (Jesus said) is not part of the verse but was placed to help the reader understand who wrote it.

   real peace  

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