It’s funny how we look at God as either our friend or judge. We don’t expect God to be displeased with us and still willing to fight for us. The truth is… that’s exactly who He is, and what He does for us continuously. Knowing we mess up, He still chooses to love us and use us daily. We tend to limit God to the standards of man, but man’s love is based on conditions. God is not bound by our world, our laws, or our fears. He is God, able to do exceedingly abundantly, above all we could ever ask or think according to His power (Ephesians 3:20). David wrote in Psalms 16:5 “Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure”. He recognized God as his everything. That should cause one to think. He is not only what we need; He is who holds what we need. We don’t have to be afraid of God, because He cares for us.
Trust God when He speaks (Isaiah 55:11). Put Him first and learn to follow. God’s Word is very vital to our lives. The Word of God is instruction. God loves us enough to direct our feet so that we do not stumble and fall. We now have a foundation upon which we can confidently build. God has given us a promise for a great future in Him. The worries of this world should not evoke fear, but prayer. No weapon formed against His people shall prosper (Isaiah 54:17). God has prepared us for what is to come, and He has assured us the victory is ours in His name.
Be proactive in your relationship with Christ. God has given us wisdom to see the devil from a far off and pray against his maniacal attacks. We must not let Satan fool us into thinking that God is not for us or that we have been cast out due to our failures. God’s love is unconditional. He does not look at us in resentment or disgust. He is our Father who looks to restore, equip, and use us for His glory. He sent His son, Jesus, to save us. He bridged the gap so that we could be in right fellowship with Him. We can be encouraged even if we have walked away from God. We have a Good Shepherd who not only looks for us, He takes us back, redeems us, securing us back in our rightful place in Him. God loves us.
We belong to God, He wants the best for us and wants us to live our best. That does not always mean more “stuff”, but more “substance”. God has a plan for each one of us. He wants us to prosper and be a blessing in people’s lives and show them there is help and a friend in Christ Jesus. God is for us, not against.