Cast all your care upon Him, for He cares for you
Come unto Me, all you who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
God cannot lie. What God decreed in the past, He is carrying out here in the present. What God is completing here in the present, He will continue on into eternity. What wonderful security! What glorious assurance! What a promise of God to you!
– what amazing thing is this ?” you ask. Well read further.. God marked you out before the ages began, to be made just like Jesus: to be conformed into the image of His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Rom.8:29. What wonderful security! What glorious assurance! What a promise of God to you!
“But why?” you ask. “Why did He do such an amazing thing?” Well, read further.. So that those called beforehand, would become part of God’s family – His children. For God also justified, and those whom He justified, He also glorified! Rom.8:30. What a promise of God to you! What wonderful security! What glorious assurance!
“But how?” you ask… “How did He do such an amazing thing?” Well, read further.. God did not spare His only Son, but delivered Him up to the cross for us all. Rom.8:32 What wonderful security! What glorious assurance! What a promise from God to you! And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to those who are "the called" according to His purpose.” Rom.8:28.
Scripture is the inspired Word of God. Here we are told by the Author of inspired Scripture, what God purposed in eternity past. Here we are told the specific steps that He planned.. to bring His plan to glorious fruition. By means of His established actions and His immutable Word, He will realise all He purposed. And God does not need help from you or from me. He just wants faith. He just wants us to believe His Word: for without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he that comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a Rewarder of those that diligently seek Him.” Heb.11:6. What wonderful security! What glorious assurance! What a promise of God to you!
Now believe it! – for whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified Rom.8:30. These are among the “all things” which work together for good. He uses not only the circumstances of our lives and the actions of ourselves and others, but He also works His preordained purposes and the laws of the universe together.. for good – for your good and for mine.
Is this not a great comfort and immense surety amid the demands and pain of life? Is this not wonderful security and glorious assurance? What a promise of God to you and me.. to realise that your sovereign Father is governing all according to His will.. according to His eternal, predetermined plans and purposes: that He might make known the riches of His glory on the vessels of mercy, which He had prepared beforehand for glory.” Rom.9:23
Can you not trust Him to complete what He started before the ages began? The circumstances of life in this dying world may imply something different. Life’s situation can be so dire that we can't always recognise the truth, but God is able to accomplish the impossible in your life – without your help. But until you submit all to Him, He will wait to complete His “all things” in you.
God’s truth is stated in His infallible word, but the circumstances of life – are the lies of the enemy to take our eyes of the Lord. Now here is the key to success… Take your eye off the circumstances of life and rest them on the Lord Jesus. Your position in Him is pre-eminent: God raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus. Eph.2:6
Life’s circumstances, whether instigated by Satan or caused by self, are used by God for good, but when we struggle to work things out on our own, He will wait and wait and wait. God wants each of us to stop trying to act as the god of our own life, and recognise our position In Him. He will then achieve the impossible: for by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves – it is the gift of God Eph.2:8
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