I will be your God throughout your lifetime, until your hair is white with age. I made you, and I will care for you. I will carry you along and save you. Isaiah 46:4 (NLT)
God is faithful. We can trust Him.
One of the best ways to grow our trust is to identify how God has worked in our lives. Remembering specific ways He provided in the past strengthens our confidence that He will continue to provide now and until our hair is white (beneath the dye).
Can you remember a time God revealed an opportunity or caused a ‘chance’ encounter with the right person? Maybe a hug comforted your drooping spirits or another’s example bolstered your wilting courage. How have you helped God care for and carry someone by providing a meal, a word of encouragement, an arm around the shoulder, or a random smile? God uses people to provide care.
We can trust God’s promises: I will care for you. I will carry you. I will save you. (tweet this)
One way God provides is through spiritual community. God uses people like you and me to demonstrate His own kind of generous, compassionate love. He might connect us to a community of Christians who act in His Name to care for each other. These small groups are crucial for meaningful, supportive, and authentic relationship. Group members listen, share and pray for one another.
Humans are meant for relationship. Christians love one another in community. (tweet this)
How have you received care? Could God have sent this care?
Will you remember this and trust His concern for your current situation?
How can you connect with a community of believers who support one another?