Son, I have been with you throughout your life; even now that your hair is white with age. I made you, and I will always care for you. Everything I plan for your life will come to pass. What I have said I would do, I will do it. I will never go back on My Word. My Word is the source of all My righteousness and strength.
Remember, a person with a changed heart seeks praise from Me, not from people.
I have heard you ask, “Why did you call me for this kind of work?” It’s what I have equipped you for. I work in mysterious ways; so you will need to listen carefully. I have been kind and patient with you preparing you for this work, so be encouraged and be patient to move and act according to My word to you.
Son, I created the heavens and earth and I made the world to be lived in, not to be a place of chaos like you see today. I would not have told people to seek Me if I could not be found by them. People know the truth about Me because I have made it obvious to them. But, they think up foolish ideas of what I am like, and what I require of them; therefore they do shameful and degrading things instead of those things that are honorable and worthy.
I send good times and bad times. Because people have traded the truth about Me for a lie, their lives have become full of every kind of wickedness, sin, greed, hate, envy, murder, quarreling, deception, and malicious behavior. They have become haters of Me, insolent, proud, and boastful, and invent new ways of sinning. They know My justice requires that those who do these things deserve to die, yet they do them anyway. Worse yet, they encourage others to do them as well. So, I will judge them according to what they have done.
Lord, I know that You speak only what is true and declare only what is right and just. I know that You have cared for me since I was born. Yes, You cared for me even before I was born. Only You know what the future holds, and You tell it to those You can trust. Therefore, I will rejoice, give thanks, and praise You to everyone.