“Happiness is more than good health and a bad memory”.
–Mike Fenton Heart & Soul Health Coach
Last month we pondered the question: Is Anyone Listening? We can sometimes get that feeling when talking with others and feel that nobody is paying attention, or in some cases while in prayer. Our prayers are not answered in the time frame we hoped for and therefore we assume that nobody is listening.
If we let this assumption stay inside us we open ourselves up to a more serious problem, that being, we may get the feeling that nobody is listening because nobody really cares. Is there no worse feeling than the feeling that nobody cares? Most folks hope to have someone in their life that cares for them.
Just as the Lord our God is all listening He is also all caring! We are reminded of that in 1 Peter 5:7 which says: “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you”. We should never feel as though nobody is listening or that nobody really cares, pray to the Lord he is listening, and He cares for us more than we will ever know.
But in God’s eyes I am a sinner you say, how can God possible care about me? We must remember that we have all sinned in God’s eyes, however when we ask for forgiveness our sinful past is no longer remembered. Hebrews 8:12 states: “For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.”
Our God is a loving and caring God. So when we are in doubt or wondering if someone is listening or if anybody really cares, it is important to remember that HE does, and the best part is, He listens, loves and cares even when we are at our very worst. Yes, even when we are at our worst!
August Reflection – Luke 12:6,7 (6) “Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God (7) Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows”.