Devotional

If It Troubles You, God Wants to Take Care of It!

Many Christians make the mistake of thinking that God is too busy taking care of the “big things” to be interested in the little problems they are facing.

But God is not like that. He is not just God Almighty, He is also your heavenly Father who loves you! To God, whether it’s a new pimple on your face, a sore throat or an aching back, no matter how trivial or commonplace it sounds, if it troubles you, He wants to take care of it!

If, as the Bible says, God bothers to keep track of how many hairs you have on your head, then there is no symptom, no discomfort and no condition in your body that He doesn’t know of or care about. His love for you is all-encompassing, personal and in-depth. There is nothing in your body or life too small that you can’t bring to Him and watch Him take care of!

Truth For Today

HUMILITY AND GRACE

Let your forbearing spirit be known to all men.
[PHILIPPIANS 4:5, NASB]

It is difficult to find one English word that captures the diverse meaning of the word translated as “forbearing” in today’s verse. Some say it speaks of contentment, gentleness, generosity, or goodwill toward others. Others believe it refers to mercy or leniency toward the faults or failures of others. Still others claim it describes patience, referring to someone who submits to injustice or mistreatment but doesn’t retaliate with hatred or bitterness. I believe the best translation is “graciousness,” because in the Christian sense that word embodies all the other meanings.

Forbearance also includes another important element: humility. The humble Christian doesn’t hold a grudge but trusts God whenever he is mistreated, misjudged, or misrepresented. A person like that doesn’t demand his rights. God manifested His grace to us in the same way—mankind abused and maligned Jesus Christ though He deserved none of it, yet He still reached out to us in love (cf. Rom. 5:10). Humility and graciousness will help you be stable in spite of the circumstances.

Evening Prayer

LIFESTYLE EVANGELISM 
[Colossians 4:4-6]

I pray that you may glorify God at every opportunity in your life. May you live a lifestyle that will edify others, so that they will be drawn to the Lord. May your conversations always be full of God’s grace so that those who hear will be inspired to seek Him. I pray that you will always act wisely toward others so that they may believe in His goodness and salvation. May God anoint you as you share the good news.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.