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Isaiah 48:17 ” This is what the Lord says – your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go.”

God wants only the very best for us…the most excellent, most productive life we  can live…filled with the greatest satisfaction we can ever experience.  Just like the old TV show, “Father Knows Best”,  our Heavenly Father really does know what’s best for us.  And we will discover it also as we allow God to teach, lead, and guide us.

Ezekiel 18:31-32 ” Rid yourselves of all the offenses you have committed, and get a new heart and a new spirit. Why will you die, O house of Israel? For I take no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Sovereign Lord. Repent and live! “

For many, God is this tyrant sitting up in heaven taking great delight in causing good people grief and suffering.  But this Scripture tells us quite the opposite.  God’s desire is that no one perish…but with this Scripture also comes responsibility and accountability on our part.  II Peter 3:9 tells us, “The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise, as some understand slowness.  He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”  So what’s God promise in this verse?  His promise is the Day of the Lord…or Judgement Day.   God gives each one of us ample opportunity to turn our lives around… but it’s our decision though whether we respond or not.

Psalm 55:22 ” Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous fall.”

If you’ve been a Christian for any length of time you know to take your emergencies to the Lord.  But what about the good things you’re doing for Him?  Do you feel overwhelmed with responsibility  and stressed in your ministry?  Or is the Lord pushing you into new directions and you’re resisting out of fear and doubt?  This verse says to cast your cares on the Lord…all of them.  Think of it like a oxen yoke with two oxen shouldering the work together…each pulling in the same direction.  Give your concerns to the Lord – whatever they are…work as a team,  and see His glory revealed.