Monday, June 18, 2018

Notes From My Daughter - In Times of Doubt, God Cares

Occasional notes from my second daughter a college graduate, at the cusp of the next stage of her life. I never know what to expect when she writes, but I am always blown away. Did this child come from me? Read on!

Do you believe that God cares even when it seems He doesn't?

Then take a moment and do this exercise: Inhale, and on your inhale think the word “God;” now, exhale and think the word “Cares.” Inhale - God; Exhale - Cares. God Cares.

Do you believe that?

Then the Lord formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living being (Genesis 2:7).

Do you recognize that by living, you are breathing the same breath God originally breathed into His creation? That at no point did He run out of breath to give His creation? Do you realize what an abundant creator God is? Do you know that this is the God who sustains us?

These are the counter questions I dare you to ask yourself when doubt arises. Take a moment to release the ideas you have about what life should be like. Breathe, and pray with me:

Dear Lord,

You are the creator of all things, including me. Considering all that you have made, all that you have brought to life, I know that it’s impossible for you to suddenly run out of supply because you are the Breath of Life. You are the only living God who is able to breathe life into any creation. There is no one like you. At times I may compare my life to others, and in that comparison, doubt begins to grow. 

Sometimes, I may keep my doubts silent and reduce my dreams so that they seem more “realistic”. The heart of the matter is trust and I realize that You do not need to be instructed by me. Not only that, but  You know me better than I know myself. You are trustworthy, therefore I will trust you. I can live through anything so long as you are living within me. You are more significant than my doubts.  Remind me of who you are so I can remember who you made me to be: a creation living by your very breath.

Breathe in - “God”
Breathe out - “Cares”

Breathe in - “God”
Breathe out - “Cares

God Cares.



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  1. Beautiful! A good reminder - we're breathing because the Creator breathed into us. What's more personal and caring than that?

  2. I just wrote I Matter To My Father, so I know God cares, a breath of prayer today.

  3. Beautiful reminder! He cares indeed!

  4. Love this simple exercise.. a practical example of how we can 'cast our cares of the Lord." Thanks!

  5. God. Cares. Amen! If only we could keep this in our minds every time we face a trial... Blessings!

  6. Breath in God, breath out cares. Wonderful. Visiting you today from the recharge wed link up.

  7. Beautiful! I love the reminder as we breath in are to breath out the cares we carry. Also, that as we are living we are breathing the very breath God breathed into creation... what a beautiful picture that paints. We are neighbors today at Holley's

  8. So good! What a beautiful reminder that God is ABUNDANT and His love is everlasting. Thanks for sharing! Stopping by from #faithonfire

  9. Such a simple exercise but with profound meaning and love.Blessings to you! Thanks for sharing at the #LMMLinkup.

  10. I love this! God cares! The two words I need to calm my anxious heart. God bless you!

  11. Beautiful, Nylse! Thanks for sharing it here!


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