Our Heavenly Father tells us in Psalm 22 that He has taken care of our past on the Cross of Calvary; in Psalm 23 that He is our loving Shepherd, guiding our footsteps today; and in Psalm 24, we are encouraged with the assurance that “while everything about this world is temporary , everything about the New Heavens and the New Earth is beyond the grasp of our human minds,” for we are promised, “Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him” (1 Corinthians 2: 9, K.J.V.).
Our guest speaker at Vespers Friday night was Donna Richards, an elder at Kansas Avenue Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Her topic was "Inspired Faith." She asked the question "Has anyone struggled with faith?" So many times our faith stumbles and we become double-minded because we allow our feelings or questions to dictate our faith. Faith is not based on feelings but on facts and believing the truth about God.
When we pray, we should remember
that God knows and anticipates what is needed before we ask! "Cast all your cares upon Him for He cares for you!" God takes delight in every detail of our lives. He is Omnipotent and there is nothing impossible with Him. God will respond; Before we call, He will answer, while we are yet speaking, He will hear. God will handle any situation, always knowing and doing what is best for our good and His glory.
Donna encouraged the men to remember these promises, before they pray, to steady their faith in God.
Messages like Donna's help these men become stronger in rebuilding their relationship with God. That is Drug Alternative Program's main goal for them.
“I asked for strength that I might achieve.
He made me weak that I might obey.
I asked for health that I might do greater things.
I was given grace that I might do better things.
I asked for riches that I might be happy.
I was given poverty that I might be wise.
I asked for power that I might have the praise of men.
I was given weakness that I might feel the need of God.
I asked for all things that I might enjoy life.
I was given life that I might enjoy all things.
I received nothing that I asked for.
All that I hoped for.
My prayer was answered.”