When you feel like you can’t handle the task and you ask yourself: “Who’s your Daddy?” You can feel secure – not because of you, but because of Who you belong to. Remember Who He is, and that you belong to Him:
He is the First and Last, the Beginning and the End. (Revelation 22:13) He’s the keeper of creation and the Creator of all. (Genesis 1:1, John 1:3, 2 Peter 3:7) He’s the architect of the universe and the Manager of all times. (Psalms 8:3, 147:4) He always was, always is, always will be (Hebrews 13:8) – unmoved, unchanged, undefeated and never undone. He was bruised, but brought healing. He was pierced, but eases pain. He was persecuted, but brought freedom. He was dead and brings life. He has risen to bring power and He reigns to bring peace. (Isaiah 53:3-5, 61:1-3)
The world can’t understand Him. Armies can’t defeat Him. Schools can’t explain Him. And leaders… they can’t ignore Him. Herod couldn’t kill Him; Nero couldn’t crush Him; the New Age cannot replace Him, and Oprah cannot explain Him away.
Remind yourself that He is Light; (John 8:12) He is Love; (1 John 4:8) He is longevity and He is the LORD! (Philippians 2:11) He is goodness and kindness and faithfulness, and He is God! (Exodus 34:6) He is holy and righteous, powerful and pure. (Psalm 145:17, 29:4) His ways are right, His Word eternal, His Will unchanging, and His Mind is on us! (Deuteronomy 32:4, John 6:68, Malachi 3:6, Psalm 115:12) He’s our Saviour, our Guide, our Peace, our Joy, our Comfort, our LORD, and He rules our lives. (Matthew 18:11, Luke 2:11, Psalm 48:14, Isaiah 9:6, John 15:11, John 14:16, Psalm 103:19)
I serve Him because His bond is love, His yoke is easy, His burden is light, and His goal for us is abundant life. (Colossians 3:14, Matthew 11:30, John 10:10) I follow Him because He’s the Wisdom of the wise, the Power of the powerful, the Ancient of Days, the Ruler of rulers, the Leader of all leaders! (Proverbs 8:12-35, Revelation 7:12, Daniel 7:9, 7:22, John 19:11, Romans 13:1)
His goal is a relationship with me… (John 3:16, Revelation 3:20, John 15:14)
He’ll never leave you, never forsake you, never mislead you, never forget you, never overlook you, and never cancel your appointment in His appointment Book. Never! (Hebrews 13:5, Isaiah 49:16, Jeremiah 29:11, Ephesians 1:6)
When you fall, He’ll lift you up. When you fail, He’ll forgive you. When you’re weak, He’s strong. When you’re lost, He’s your way. When you’re afraid, He’s your courage. When you stumble, He will steady you. When you’re hurt, He’s gonna heal you. When you’re broken, He will mend you. When you’re blind, He will lead you. When you’re hungry, He will feed you. When you face trials, He is with you! (Psalm 147:6, Psalm 103:3, 2 Corinthians 12:9-10, John 14:6, Joshua 1:9, Proverbs 3:23, Malachi 4:2, Psalm 34:18, Psalm 23:3, Isaiah 42:16, John 6:51, John 4:10, Matthew 28:20)
When I face persecution, He shields me. When I face problems, He will comfort me. When I face loss, He will provide for me. And when we face death, He will carry us all Home to meet Him! (Psalm 33:20, Psalm 23:4, Philippians 4:19, Isaiah 40:11, 46:4)
He is everything, for everybody, everywhere, every time, and in every way! (Ephesians 1:21-23)
He is your God, and THAT is Who you belong to!
~Taken from sermon by Priscilla Shirer ~