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Trust God - He cares for you.

God cares for us
1 Peter 5:7 NIV.

The passage reminds us that God cares for us, and we need this reminder especially in time of suffering or sorrow. Psalm 46:1 says that God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Last year easter, I travelled to Scotland for a funeral of a granny at Church who in many ways reminded me of my mum, as in her faith, love and care. And amid my questions - but why, but we prayed..., I felt encouraged by Scriptures in 1 Peter 5:7 and Proverbs 3:5-6.

This year, I travelled to Nigeria for my mum's funeral. And again, I was back to God with questions - but why, but we prayed..., a very similar journey to last year. During the season, I was encouraged by Scriptures in Hebrews 12:2-3 and 2 Corinthians 4:10-18.

Scriptures again and again encourages us to look to God who cares for us:
1 Peter 5:7 - Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
Proverbs 5:5-6 - Trust in the Lord with all your heart...He will direct your path.
Hebrews 12:2-3 - Fixing our eyes on Jesus...so we don't lose heart.
2 Corinthians 4:18 - So we fix our eyes...on what is unseen...what is unseen is eternal.

Last year and this year have had some sorrowful seasons for me. I've had to grieve through and process those seasons, which is good and necessary. But also, I found and still find hope and comfort in God's sovereignty and that He cares, so I can trust Him.

If like me, you have had a somewhat challenging season, I would love to encourage you to trust God.

Reflect & Pray
What might you need to trust to God in prayer today? What Scripture might God be using to encourage and comfort you?
Father God, we ask that You help us to keep trusting in you, and as we trust in You, may we find comfort, strength and hope. And we ask for Your Spirit and perfect peace to fill our hearts anew in Jesus name, amen. Thank you, Lord.

God bless you exceedingly,
Sam.

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