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6/24/15 - How God works in your life

Published: Wednesday, 24 June 2015 Written by Carlton L. Arnold

“…you whom I have upheld since you were conceived, and have carried since your birth.  Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you. Isaiah 46:3b-4

These verses are a great comfort if you ever think God does not care about you.  He does!  He is not a God who is somewhere out in space with no concern for this world.  God did not set everything up in this world, press a button, and sat back to see what would happen.  He is not a bystander looking on this world with indifference. God is involved in this world and in your personal life!

God became involved in your life when you were conceived…He made you! WOW!!  This is an amazing truth about God and about you!  He didn’t wait for you to get to an age where you could understand Him with your mind.  He began taking care of you the moment you were conceived!  Isn’t it interesting that, as Believers, we spend a lot of time trying to take care of ourselves without ever acknowledging God’s work in our life?  It’s as if what we think and do for ourselves is better than any work that God can do in our life.  Does this make sense?  I don’t think so.

 

After you were born, God continued to “carry” you.  What a comforting thought that the God who made the universe takes the time to “carry” you. When God is carrying you nothing can get to you…you are under His protection.  During trials and tragic events in your life, guess who is carrying you?  God!  Another aspect of “carry” is support.  God is providing support for you in your life.  And, most of the time, we don’t even know it!

God will also rescue you from this world.  He builds a hedge of protection all around you.  He does not want any of His Believers to be at a disadvantage when waging spiritual warfare. When you call on Him, He will be there because He is always faithful.  When we are feeling depressed, defeated, tired, worthless, or empty, God will provide the people and activities to help you through any situation.  Of all the things that you may have (including relationships), God is the only one to give your life special meaning and purpose that will impact eternity.

God also sustains your life when you are of “old age and gray hairs.”  This is such an encouraging thought when you reach a point in your life where you lose a spouse and/or your children and grandchildren are too busy to visit you.  With only thoughts of yourself, you can easily become lonely and despondent.  But, your God says that He will sustain you!  He will support you, hold you, provide for you, help you get through tough times, and encourage you to endure.  Make sure that God is in your life.

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