Child of God

He's got the whole world in His hands!

View from the Great Orme

“For in the day of trouble, he will keep me safe in his dwelling.” (Psalm 27:5)

Hi there. The good weather’s back, eh? I hope it stays like this as we are going on a week’s holiday to the Wye Valley in Herefordshire from Saturday. We are planning lots of walks, but are taking our waterproofs, just in case!

Even if you are a black sheep, He still loves you!

I was wondering about the topic for this week’s blog and was very fortunate to receive a timely email from a fellow member of our church congregation. She had received a lovely piece of writing from a friend, and had decided to pass it on. Thank you Doreen!

“How priceless is your unfailing love!” (Psalm 36:7)

As a child of God, you are never alone. Your Shepherd is with you at all times. You never have to fear that, if things become too difficult, He will never abandon you. He goes before you; He walks beside you; He comes behind you. He protects you securely.

Cheshire Cat, Llandudno

He comforts you with His strong presence in times of sorrow and grief. He leads you through the valley of the shadow of death. He does not necessarily lead you down the path that passes through the dark valley. Yet, at those times, He walks closely with you, reassuring you throughout the journey that He still loves you and is with you. It is during those times that you experience His love and compassion in a deeper dimension than you ever have before.

“For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation.” (Psalm 62:1)

You never need to fear evil. As intimidating as evil can be, there is nothing you will ever face that intimidates your Shepherd. He has seen it all and soundly defeated every form of wickedness.

Evil never catches Him by surprise. Your Shepherd is always prepared and knows exactly when and where you will experience difficulty.

“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the Shadow of the Almighty.” (Psalm 91:1)

Place your absolute trust in your Good Shepherd, that He will protect you and demonstrate His love for you through the darkest valley.

“For this is what the Lord Almighty says; for whoever touches you touches the apple of my eye.” (Zechariah 2:8)

Believers are precious to God; they are His very own children. Treating any believer unkindly is the same as treating God that way.

Great Orme, Llandudno

“Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid, you are worth more than many sparrows.” (Luke 12: 6-7)

Just as He sees every sparrow and knows every hair that is on your head, so His gaze is constantly upon you. Even when you cannot see Him He always keeps His eyes upon you.

Great Orme, Llandudno

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)

This is the focus of the entire Gospel. God’s love is not self-centred; it reaches out and draws others in. God paid dearly with the life of His Son the highest price He could pay. Jesus accepted our punishment, paid the price for our sins and then offered us the new life He had bought for us.

Happy Valley Park, Llandudno

“Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5)

When I read Doreen’s email, I was blown away once again by just how much our God loves and cares for us. It’s hard to get my head around the fact that the creator of the world is actually interested in my insignificant little life!

Ann

No Christ, no hope – know Christ, know hope! 

Llandudno Pier