Reading Time: 2 minutesI wrote this poem/devotional earlier tonight for everyone who has just gotten the news that they have terminal cancer of some kind,as well as their spouse who is looking after them. I know personally what the journey and the pain is like. And I did everything thats in this poem and devotional. It got me through. I know Jesus cares. And I pray that others who may be interested will likewise know that Jesus cares.
Jesus Cares For Me
“Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God,that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” (1 Pet 5:6-7)
The wonderful story of an eternal Love
Every soul being dear to Jesus above
He fights for us when we cannot fight
Jesus comforts in the clouds of night
Jesus carries the grief for He is strong
He calms the sigh yet awakens the song
Sorrows weigh us down; yet Jesus he bears
Jesus pardons and loves you and he cares
Let broken soul have “good courage” again
We are never so alone in our hour of pain
Wonderful Saviour reach from throne above
And Jesus quiets us by an everlasting love
Jesus stays there as the storm crashes by
The fearful soul trusts for Jesus is nigh
Our trouble is pain that Jesus will share
and we rest in peace for Jesus will care
Carrying our own worries, stresses, and daily struggles, by ourselves, well of course it shows that there is room for us to trust God fully with our life. But, it also takes humility, and real courage to recognize that God cares, to admit our need, and to let others in God’s family help us. Sometimes we think that struggles caused by our own sin and foolishness are not God’s concern. Or that maybe we are damned if we do or damned if we don’t.
But I have found in my journey with my late wife who had cancer that when we turn to Jesus in our hour of need, he will bear the weight even of those struggles. Letting Jesus have our anxieties calls for action, not passivity. There is no need to submit to circumstances but only to the Lord, who controls those circumstances.
(by David T Battler, all rights reserved world wide)