Our readers love to talk about God’s truth. Several months ago we offered the chance for LYWB.com readers to submit posts for our blog. The response was overwhelming. You’ll be able to catch the writing of these one-time guest bloggers in the coming months. These are readers just like you who are striving to live out God’s truth. Since these are guest bloggers, their style or approach may be a little different than you’re used to, but we’ve read every word and we think they’ve got something important to say. In fact, check out his great post by Elisabeth Cutrer.
Here’s what I love: Jesus has never let me down. Here’s what I hate: Forgetting that fact time and time again.
When I was a little girl and my mom would tuck me into bed at night, she’d say, “Don’t forget that Jesus loves you, and He will never let you down. I won’t forget if you won’t forget”—to which I’d have to respond quickly, “I won’t forget!”
Ironically, I do forget.
EVERY time I have trusted something to Christ, He’s come through. He often answers in the form of direction, wisdom, peace, or comfort. My favorite verse reminds me of the peace He brings: “In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).
Other times, He provides a specific change of circumstance right when I’ve needed it—a check in the mail for college tuition, a friend who calls at just the right time, a successful job interview, healing for a loved one, a safe flight, a changed mind.
Jesus has shown me time after time that He cares. He listens to my cry. He knows what I am going through, and He always acts. I can ask Him for help on big things like “Is this the man I am supposed to marry?” (Yes!) And for help on little things: “Can You please bring peace to my spirit in this traffic jam, because I am seriously irritated and about to lose it?” (Yes, He can, and He did!)
Actually, it’s the little things that I forget to trust Him with most often. It’s the times when I am trying to make my grocery list while mentally checking our bank account for money and also remembering that I was supposed to return a phone call two days ago that my brain feels overwhelmed. I begin to panic just a little with all the “stuff” that needs to be accomplished. In those harried moments, I sometimes forget that He has told me to cast all my anxiety upon Him (1 Peter 5:7).
It makes me smile when I realize that even in my forgetfulness, He is faithful. He gently reminds me of His presence and His promise that He is with me ALWAYS (Matthew 28:20). His faithfulness doesn’t rely on my memory. Oh, the sweet peace that prevails when I do remember (and believe!) that He won’t let me down. Whatever challenge comes my way, I can ask for His help in that moment, and He will be there. He won’t forget!
About the author: Elisabeth Cutrer has a joy inside she can’t contain. She loves hanging out with her amazing husband and two beautiful daughters in their home in Nashville, Tennessee.