Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith. Remember that your family of believers all over the world is going through the same kind of suffering you are. 1 Peter 5:7-9
The benefits of being a Believer in the Most High God, Jesus Christ, His Son, and the Holy Spirit, which comprise the Trinity, are numerous. But I must confess that the best part of serving an invisible God is that He is visible in my life. I have learned who God is by studying the Bible and believing that if He said it, then it is truth. So, I share this reality with you: I know that God has heard and answered all of my prayers. Many times His answer did not match the answer that I desired; nevertheless, I fully trust in Him and faithfully committed to placing my life in His hands.
God speaks to us in various ways, through sermons, inspirational writings, uplifting music, fellow believers, and righteous thoughts. There are times when we find ourselves in a state of confusion: Is this God’s answer? Is this what He wants me to do? When we seek solutions for our tests and trials, use this concept as your standard, “God Does Everything for His Glory.” I am the LORD; that is My name! I will not give My glory to another or My praise to idols. Isaiah 42:8. If the answer to your circumstances does not glorify God, then the answer is not from God!
It may be challenging to understand the concept of God-glorifying himself; even so, acceptance of this fact provides us with the standard to differentiate between righteousness and unrighteousness.
God Does Everything for His Own Glory Because He is God
God made people out of a desire to glorify himself. If it didn’t glorify God to make us, to save us, to love us, he wouldn’t have done it. God never ever puts anything above himself. The fact that God made and commands all living creatures to worship him is the very evidence he alone is God. God putting himself first is the greatest testament to God truly being God. If he were not absolutely committed to his own adoration, this would point to the fallacy of his claims that he alone deserves worship. If he placed anything above himself he would be breaking his own first commandment, “You shall have no other gods before me” (Exodus 20:3). Mark Ballenger https://applygodsword.com/god-does-everything-for-his-own-glory-verses/
We serve a God who is loving and compassionate. God cares about you and me. So why do we choose to worry and take on the responsibilities that God promised to take care of?
I will answer them before they even call to me. While they are still talking about their needs, I will go ahead and answer their prayers! Isaiah 65:24
For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11
And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and He rewards those who sincerely seek him. Hebrews 11:6
Yes, God is fully aware of our challenges, still, we must humble ourselves and ask through prayer for His help. Human effort + Divine Intervention = Victorious Outcomes. Do not get caught in the trap of trying to understand the process; ask, believe, wait, and trust in God. Know that most Believers are suffering. It is a sign that we are following in the footsteps of Jesus, who lived a life of enduring constant hardships.
God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. Psalm 46:1
Submission to God is not a guarantee that we will not suffer, total surrender to God displays our willingness to say, “Yes, God, we believe that you will work out everything for your glory and my good.”
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. Romans 8:28
Bible Readings: Psalm 27, Romans 8
Make your prayer a personal one by filling in your circumstances:
Prayer: God, we submit our will and our lives to you. We need your help. We do not have: _______________________________________________ We ask for your intervention to alleviate our suffering. We believe in your promises to provide in our times of need. Thank you for hearing and answering our prayer that we ask in the Worthy Name of Jesus. Amen.
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