I am with you and for you.
You face nothing alone — nothing! When you feel anxious, know that you are focusing on the visible world and leaving Me out of the picture. The remedy is simple: Fix your eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. Verbalize your trust in Me, the Living One who sees you always. I will get you safely through this day and all your days. But you can find Me only in the present.
Each day is a precious gift from My Father. How ridiculous to grasp for future gifts when today’s is set before you! Receive today’s gift gratefully, unwrapping it tenderly and delving into its depths. As you savor this gift, you find Me.
What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? — Romans 8:31
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. — 2 Corinthians 4:18
So she called the name of the Lord Who spoke to her, You are a God of seeing, for she said, Have I [not] even here [in the wilderness] looked upon Him Who sees me [and lived]? Or have I here also seen [the future purposes or designs of] Him Who sees me? Therefore the well was called Beer-lahai- roi [A well to the Living One Who sees me]. — Genesis 16:13-14 AMP
Taste and see that I am good.
The more intimately you experience Me, the more convinced you become of My goodness. I am the Living One who sees you and longs to participate in your life. I am training you to find Me in each moment — to be increasingly aware of My loving Presence. Sometimes My blessings come to you in mysterious ways: through pain and trouble. At such times you can know My goodness only through your trust in Me. Understanding will fail you, but trust will keep you close to Me.
Thank Me for the gift of My Peace, a gift of such immense proportions that you cannot fathom its depth or breadth. When I appeared to My disciples after the resurrection, it was Peace that I communicated first of all. I knew this was their deepest need: to calm their fears and clear their minds. I also speak Peace to you, for I know your anxious thoughts. Listen to Me! Tune out other voices so that you can hear Me more clearly. I designed you to dwell in Peace all day, every day. Draw near to Me; receive My Peace.
Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him. — Psalm 34:8
So she called the name of the Lord Who spoke to her… [the Living One Who sees me]. — Genesis 16:13-14 AMP
On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” — John 20:19
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one Body you were called to peace. And be thankful. — Colossians 3:15
Excerpted with permission from Jesus Calling by Sarah Young, copyright Sarah Young.
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This is the day that the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it. — Psalm 188:24. No matter what is going on today, God sees you, He loves you, and He is protecting, providing, and paving the way for you. We thank You, Jesus, for the peace You came to bring us beyond what we can imagine. Come share your thoughts on the God who sees you! We want to hear from you! ~ Laurie McClure, Faith.Full