22 Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved. -Psalm 55:22 (ESV)
Find your joy in God. Find your peace in Christ. Find your strength in the Lord.
We are not defined by your circumstances. The truth comes from what God does with our lives, not what we fear might happen.
We are not defined by our weaknesses. When we are weak, then God is strong within us.
We are not defined by our faults or failures. When we fail, God can come in and change our defeats into victories.
You see, we are not who we think we are. We are who our Heavenly Father says we are.
We are recipients of great abounding grace, unmerited favor with God when we need it. When Paul was so troubled by his enemies, he went to Jesus three times, asking Him to take away the problem. Instead, Jesus told Paul, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my strength is made perfect in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:9, ESV). Paul discovered that the strength of Christ working within him was far greater than trying to rely on his own insufficient strength.
We don’t have to be perfect. We just need to be faithful.
We don’t have to worry about results. We just need to trust God.
Don’t listen to the voice of fear. Trust God.
Cast your cares on the Lord. He loves you. He cares about you. He knows your needs better than you do. He knows your hurts. He knows your weaknesses. He knows your needs. He knows your past, your present, your future.
God knows you. He loves you. He created you. He sent His Son to die for you.
Fear not. Just trust in God. He can work out our circumstances. He is sovereign over all.
In other words, trust in God for He is in control.
And we are not.
And that, friends, is a good thing.
Rest in the Lord. Seek Him first and foremost. Trust Him, for He loves you deeply.