A friend of mine is facing a significant medical challenge right now — and she’s worried, fearful, and anxious.
Her friends, her family, and her neighbors have been rallying to her side to help her through it, each person pitching in as he or she can.
It’s not enough, of course — because she’s not getting the positive medical results she wishes she would right now.
And she may not get them, period. That’s the hard truth.
A mother and a grandmother, she merely wants to be well, to have her problems vanish, and to be with her family again.
Yet even with her struggles, she’s clinging to her sense of humor and remaining hopeful about her situation.
A new message of faith and reassurance from James Dobson could be of great comfort to her as well as to thousands of others facing significant challenges of one kind or another — medical or otherwise.
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Dobson is head of the Dr. James Dobson Family Institute, whose mission is to preserve the biblical institution of marriage by encouraging, inspiring, supporting, and leading families to build their lives on God’s Word.
The Christian leader posted this message on his Facebook page this week: “Whatever you are facing, give it to God — and get some rest.”
How true is that.
If we can give our worries to an all-powerful God, we may find respite and relief in ways we didn’t even realize were possible.
We forget sometimes to give even the slightest worry or concern up to God.
But the Lord can help us even when we forget about Him — and too many of us do, on a regular basis.
Let’s remember that God is there, both at our weakest moments and at our strongest, to help us when we’re hurting, when we’re struggling, when we don’t have the answers to problems we would like to have and even when we do have the answers.
Think of God, and pray, even at random moments during the day — and see the comfort that can come to us as a result of that prayer.
Watch the reassurance that can come to us when we most need it.
And remember this simple but reassuring verse from Psalms: “Lord my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me” (Psalms 30:2).