Practical Messages for Impractical Times
I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them away from me. John 10:28
Anxieties and worries should never enter the mind of those who believe in God. The Bible records that Jesus always met the physical needs of those He encountered. The miraculous account of five loaves and two fish (John 6:1-14) used to feed a hungry multitude demonstrates Jesus’ compassion and love.
The same Jesus who performed countless miracles in biblical times is still available to supply all of our needs. He possesses the only hand that will never let go of our hand. When we hold onto anxieties or worries, it is because we are not holding on to the hand of Jesus. We have placed a burden upon ourselves that God never intended for us to have.
Contemplate on the promise in Matthew 6: 24-34. If one of your friends told you not to worry about paying your rent for the next two months while you are unemployed, you would feel relieved. Would disbelief cloud your mind regarding your friend’s promise? Yet, we let anxiety and worry which stem from unbelief in God, destroy our faith and peace.
God always keeps His promises. His Son-Jesus is our advocate, our Intercessor, our Savior, and our Provider. Place your anxieties, worries, and disbelief into His hands and be transformed into a faithful follower of the only one who will always provide.
Dear God, Please help me to always hold on to the hands of your Son-Jesus Christ. Amen.
Sonya Johnson Ruiz