God Knows Who We Are and What We Need

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This past week has been filled with storms, tears, sighs, burdens, troubles, and pain for so many of us. Some are more evident. Others are invisible to the human eye. But God knows who we are and what we need.Β He sees every tear, whether running down our cheeks or feeling like a dam inside about to break. He sees what we are suffering, and He hurts when we hurt.

Dearest God,
You know who we are and where we are.
You careΒ so much for us
that You suffered and died for us.
You long for us to fall into Your loving arms.

Please grant us
grace and strength for each day,
peace in knowing You are for us,
and light for the next step forward
when the way may seem so unclear.
For Jesus’ Sake,
AMEN.

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46 thoughts on “God Knows Who We Are and What We Need

  1. Feeling hopeful and refreshed after visiting here, Trudy! The video is lovely. Recently I read an introduction to a Ted talk that is about research being done on how nature images are medicine and vitamins for our mental health. I believe that nature’s beauty is part of God giving us exactly what we need to navigate our time here.

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    1. I’m so glad you’re feeling hopeful and refreshed, Lynn. Oh, how true “that nature’s beauty is part of God giving us exactly what we need to navigate our time here.” I love how you word that. πŸ™‚ Nature has often been medicine and vitamins for my mental health, also for spiritual health. May God help us to open our hearts and swallow those vitamins He freely gives us! Hugs!

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    1. Oh Lois, I have sensed a struggle in your life, and I caught a glimpse of some of it at Linda’s. Whatever is troubling you, whether revealed to us or not, God knows who you are, where you’re at, and what you need. I’m so glad you were comforted. May we rest in God’s knowledge and care over us and remember He is always out for our good! Hugs!

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  2. Hi Trudy! I hope you had a good week, and were not challenged too much by sorrow.
    You’re so right about the fact that we just never know what people are going through. How sensitive of you to recognize that, and to pray that all would know that the Lord is our strength.
    He does see every tear, and cries with us when we cry. May he not only give us double what we need, but give us the eyes to see that with him, all things are possible.
    Blessings,
    Ceil

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    1. Thank you, Ceil, for your loving concern. I seem to be having some anxiety this past week. But then, I was sick again, so then my brain doesn’t always allow me to process things. I think some of the anxiety is over our country though. I keep trying to remember that no matter what, God is still in control.
      Oh, how much we need “eyes to see that with Him, all things are possible.” Thank you for this encouraging reminder. I love your positive spirit in spite of troubles I know you bear. I hope your neck is improving. May we cling to the love and compassion of Jesus! Hugs!

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  3. Dear Trudy, Your words and music have touched my heart so deeply again, and confirmed what the Lord has been speaking to me today. He knows us so well, and longs to give us just what we need. My prayers have been with you so much, my friend! May He cover you with His Grace and His Love. –Hugs!

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    1. I’m so delighted your heart is touched, Bettie. Yes, He longs to give us what we need. But sometimes what we think we need is not what He knows we need, is it? You have been heavy on my heart and in my prayers, especially with your additional concerns. I long and pray that the biopsy tomorrow will not be cancerous. PLEASE GOD! Thank you for praying for me as well. May we reach for and hold His hand in whatever way He chooses to lead us! Hugs!

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  4. Thanks for sharing your lovely prayer, Trudy, and I loved the images used in the video. It is encouraging to remember that whatever we face God sees us and knows exactly what we need. Blessings and hugs to you!

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    1. I’m glad you were encouraged, Lesley. It truly is a comfort to know God sees and knows everything we face and knows exactly what we need. It reminds me of how desolate and alone Hagar felt, but God graciously showed her He sees. She was not alone! May we lean on God’s faithful presence in our lives even when we cannot feel it! Hugs!

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  5. Love this reminder that there is grace and strength for each day. I know I sometimes try to live on yesterday’s surplus – or even worse try to work off of a depleted supply. So glad that God gives enough for each day – He is more than enough!

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    1. I can so identify with that, Tiffany. And I often try to do things in my own strength. Yes! He is more than enough! May we daily rely on His strength that is made so perfect in our weakness! Hugs!

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  6. So many people are hurting, even Christians. I am burdened this week with the privileged responsibility to pray for one who seems to have forgotten the evil of sin, and the holiness of marriage, and for one to seek humbleness and grace in what we are called to do, forgive because we have been forgiven.

    Lord, I ask of You for me, insight, wisdom, and the ability with my words to speak truth in love and that Your Truth will surface and bring healing. Keep me humble and faithful to pray, lavishing Your grace on us. AMEN.

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    1. Thank you so much for this prayer, Coleene. It touches a deep need in my own heart. I know by experience it is so painful to see someone we care about stray from the holiness of marriage. We need so much wisdom to speak the Truth in love. And we feel so helpless when they say they respect how we feel but they don’t seem at all remorseful and keep on in that way. May Jesus give us a deep love for Him and His glory and a forgiving and persevering love with all people! Hugs!

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    1. I’m grateful, too, Lisa. It truly is such a comfort. Where would we be without this beautiful truth, right? May we cling to our Almighty God who knows and cares and acts upon it so graciously and faithfully! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you, Linda. Feeling His smile. Such a beautiful thought. πŸ™‚ It’s such a comforting song, isn’t it? This is sung differently than I remember, but I love how it’s sung. The added nature beauty is so hope-filled, too. πŸ™‚ May God keep giving us strength for each day! Hugs!

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  7. Hi Trudy,
    I could identify with the storms you mentioned in your post — the literal kind! πŸ™‚ But I’m so grateful to be on the other side and that line in the poem you included — that God shows use blessing in each trial certainly was true for me last week! Thank you for your care and concern! xoxo

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    1. I was really worried about you, Valerie. The next day I read your reply to Susie’s comment, and I breathed a sigh of relief that you were spared. I didn’t know for sure what city you live in, but after reading your post today, I now know. πŸ™‚ I’m so grateful God sent a blessing through the trial! May we cling to His promise that He is always out for our good through whatever we face! Hugs!

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    1. I’m so glad you were uplifted, Ruth. So do you enjoy nature, too? πŸ™‚ It always helps to calm me and remind me that God is in control no matter what. Thanks again for getting in touch with me about the blog comment issue. May God help us to remember that He will be with us through the storms of this life! Hugs!

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        1. I did see the spring photos. They are stunning! I just looked at your cloud pics, and they’re beautiful, too! I love your perspective of the Master Artist painting in the clouds on His canvas. πŸ™‚ Have a wonderful hike into fall colors! Maybe you will share some of those photos at your blog? Have a blessed weekend, Ruth! Hugs!

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  8. Trudy- Thanks for this- so encouagring and just what my heart needs to hear tonight ! I was just reading how He collects our tears in a bottle- How kind and tender that is – having a rough week here. Thanks for the encouragement and prayers – praying for you tonight xoxo

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    1. Oh Susie, I’m so sorry you’re having a rough week. I read over at Valerie’s that you have pneumonia. I’m so sorry. It can sure wipe a person out, can’t it? I wish you I could bring you some soup or give you a hug in person… Would you mind emailing me (on the sidebar)? I’d love to have your email if I may. πŸ™‚ I pray God will renew you with health and energy. Yes, isn’t that awesome how He collects our tears? Not one falls by the wayside. He even knows every tear we are trying to hold back. May we remember He loves us so tenderly and He will carry us through when we can’t seem to put one foot in front of the other! Hugs!

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      1. Thank you so much Trudy for praying for me- I am feeling so crummy and it feel like it is taking forever for the cough to leave!! So appreciate your prayers and encourament- means so much to me today after another visit to the dr .:( with much love xoxo

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  9. Beautiful post, Trudy. I love that Irish prayer. I take great comfort in the truth that God knows who I am and what I need. AND, He faithfully provides it for us. It’s a scary-beautiful thing to be known that intimately by an amazing, holy God. Thank you for this.

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    1. Thank you, Jeanne. I’m so glad you’re comforted by this truth that God knows who we are and what we need. And yes, He faithfully provides for us, too. He is always active on our behalf, isn’t He? May we grow ever more deeply into an intimate relationship with our amazing, Holy God! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you, Mary. Yes, we need peace so much, don’t we? A verse just came to me – “Be still, and know that I am God.” It’s hard sometimes to surrender our way to His, but the peaceful place to be is to be cradled in His will. To trust He has everything under control. May we lean into Him and rest quietly in His plan for us, a plan always out for our good! Hugs!

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