Do you ever feel like your prayers are not being heard by God? Do you cry out in total desperation and feel like He’s no where near? The good thing is that God hearing us is not based on how we feel in this moment. We can be assured that God hears every praise, every teary, every cry of desperation, every sigh, and every worry. In Psalm 34, David wrote, “I sought the Lord, and He heard me, And delivered me from all my fears…This poor man cried out, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles…The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their cry…the righteous cry out, and the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as have a contrite spirit.”
David knew sorrow and fear. Yet in every circumstance he faced, he knew to call out to God and he knew that God heard him. He knew that God was always near. We, today, have that same assurance. You can be sure that as God’s child, He will never leave your or forsake you (Hebrews 13:5). God is always near and He hears your cry. He will never abandon you. You are never alone. Because you are His child you are filled with the Holy Spirit and He will carry you through every trial. Exodus 14:14 says, “The Lord will fight for you; you need only be still.” Just as God was with David when he fought Goliath, God will be with you through your battles. Just as God was with Daniel in the lion’s den, God will be with you as you face your adversaries. Just as God was with Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednigo, God will stand with you through the fiery trial you face. Just as God’s eye in on the sparrow, you can know that He is watching over you…and He’s got it all under His control.
Just as God was with David when he fought Goliath, God will be with you through your battles. Just as God was with Daniel in the lion’s den, God will be with you as you face your adversaries. Just as God was with Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednigo, God will stand with you through the fiery trial you face. –click to tweet
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Julia is CEO of Wellspring Christian Ministries, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people and couples develop a passionate relationship with God. A public speaker, conference trainer, event planner, and blog writer, Julia is a two-time graduate from Grand Canyon University with a bachelor in Psychology and a masters in Professional Counseling. Saved as a child and raised in church and in a Christian home and private Christian School as a Pastor’s kid, Julia has taught Sunday school, led music, played the piano, served as Children’s Director, and engaged her gifts in many other areas of church life. Previously employed with the Florida Baptist Convention, Julia organized events and led conferences for church ministry assistants.
Julia enjoys sharing her journey as a growing Christian with others looking for a deeper connection with God. Through Bible study and her own life experiences, God has given Julia a passion to help couples understand God’s design for marriage while they learn to place God first in their marriage, cultivate meaningful relationships, build intimacy, and address the tougher issues that come in every marriage so that they can experience a marriage that honors and glorifies God. Julia also loves mentoring, teaching, and working with women to help them learn to live as Godly women.
With her history and experience growing up in both small and large churches, Julia enjoys bringing top level quality events to churches of all sizes. Her father largely pastored small churches and therefore she understands that these vital parts of the believing community need to be good stewards of the resources God provides them with. This knowledge inspires her passion for being available with a fresh perspective for those who want to provide their congregations with meaningful spiritual growth opportunities.