He led them by a straight way to a city where they could settle.
He brought them out of darkness, the utter darkness, and broke away their chains.
He sent out his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave.
He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed.
Psalm 107:7, 14, 20, 29 (NIV)
It’s one thing seeing God actively helping people in the pages of the Old Testament, to believing that God is equally interested in you and your needs today. Looking at the gospels we can see episodes from the life of Jesus and the things he did in his ministry:
To those who are lost, going through life aimlessly –
For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost. Luke 19:10 (NIV)
To those imprisoned by the darkness of sin –
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life. John 8:12 (NIV)
To those suffering illness –
Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and illness among the people. Matthew 4:23 (NIV)
To those facing the storms of life –
He [Jesus] got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, ‘Quiet! Be still!’ Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. Mark 4:39 (NIV)
Maybe you doubt that God really loves and cares for you. Take encouragement from these words in Hebrews:
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and for ever. Hebrews 13:8 (NIV)
The God of the Old and New Testaments is the same. Jesus is God in human form, who confirmed that God is interested in the lost, those trapped in sin, the sick and those facing life’s storms. Don’t be afraid to seek his help and trust in him, whatever the outcome.
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