1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.
This scripture today reminds me of a part of my past that I would like to share today. I was thirteen when I was given to the state. My mother didn’t want me. I was delivered to a temporary foster home. I was then switched from the temporary one to another home where the grandson of that home actually tried to rape me in the hay barn. I fought him off and ran to the neighbor’s house. Of course they had to pick their biological grandson over me. So it was back to the temporary (could only keep a child for 30 days) foster home for me. It was all that the state licensed them for.
The state then found me another foster home and it went well there. They gave me an allowance and I actually believed that they cared about me. What happened? My biological mom called me and had me sneak to meet her. Oh, how I loved my mom. I would have done anything for her love, but that is another story for another time. After those foster parents found out that I had went to see her, they let me go. They wanted a child with no ties that they could adopt.
So off to the temporary home I went again. I then went from the temporary home to another home that I thought I would finally be able to stay at. They were nice enough, a little strict, but that was okay. I loved how we went to church three times a week while in their placement. One Wednesday night while going to church, they had said that they were going to let me go. I was crying. I said, “Why? Is there anything I could do? I will do anything.” They didn’t say anything else. We went to church. There two beautiful ladies named Lou and Eula heard I was going to have to leave and they sang this song for me. I tell you I cried. Someone to care was exactly what I needed. I loved these ladies so much, Their hearts were real, open and compassionate.
Someone To Care by Jimmy Swaggert
Those sweet ladies were even thinking of ways that they could take care of me. Then my foster parents decided that they would just keep me! I was so happy. They said that I would need to help with dishes and cleaning the house. I eagerly said, “Yes, of course. I will do anything. Just tell me. I didn’t know.” I was never taught those things.
My friends, that is a small piece of my childhood. I know first-hand what it feels like to be alone, hurt, abandoned, depressed and so many other feelings. I have experienced hurt on a lot of levels. I have been where you are. God has always been there for me. He will be there for you as well. All you have to do is seek Him with all your heart (Jeremiah 29:13). Turn your life over to Him. He can make you new again. He can put all your broken pieces back together again. Trust me, He did it for me and He is no respecter of persons (Romans 2:11). He can do it for you.
Pray with me please
You are our light. You hold all wisdom. There is no problem that is too big for You, Absolutely nothing that You cannot handle. We come before You today broken people. We need Your help in our lives. We need healed and held by Your great hands. Thank You for Your word and today’s message of hope. God, You are so good and You love and care for us so much. Please touch any and all hearts that are hurting today. Draw them closer to Your side. Help them to relinquish all of their past baggage to You. Today, we lay down any and all hurt and pain before Your feet. We don’t want the garbage anymore, Lord. It hurts and it keeps hurting every time we pick it up. Help us to leave it at Your feet. Heal us of any and all brokenness. Let us forgive others who have hurt us by Your great power living in us (Ephesians 4:32 & Mark 11:25). We will give You all the honor and praise for it is in Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
Let’s worship today with
Great Are You Lord by Casting Crowns
If you do not know Jesus but would like to know more about Him, please read the following blog titled, Never let Us Go. God bless. https://thefathersfeet.wordpress.com/2020/01/07/you-never-let-us-go/