God Has Your Back

Author: Bethany Acker — Host: Natty AndersonPosted on: October 2, 2022

Unlocked: Daily Devotions for Teens
God Has Your Back

It’s okay to not be okay. It’s okay to admit that you don’t have the
answers. It’s okay to struggle. Just know that God has your back. If you’ve
put your trust in Jesus, nothing can separate you from God’s love (Romans
8:38-39). Through all the moments when you feel afraid, He is there. He
knows your biggest fears, and He knows the challenges you will face. He has
the answers to life’s biggest questions. It’s okay to not feel okay. In
these moments, God doesn’t condemn us. Instead, He invites us to turn to
Him. When we start to question life and the purpose and meaning of it all,
we can turn to the author of life for answers (Acts 3:15). Even though we
struggle through this life at times, we are never alone. Even though we
feel afraid at times, we don’t have to be afraid. God is compassionate and
gracious, and He reminds us of His faithful love and care for us. In
Matthew 6, Jesus tells us we don’t have to worry about tomorrow. We are
free to follow Him, knowing God will provide everything we need along the
way. Then later, in Matthew 10, Jesus tells us that God is so kind, He even
cares for sparrows—and we are worth much more to God than a whole flock of
sparrows! Over and over again throughout the Bible, God reminds us how much
He loves us. And through Jesus, He is always going to be there for us. It’s
okay to admit your fears and take them to God. He always has your back, and
He will never let you down. • Bethany Acker • Have you ever felt like it
wasn’t okay for you to not be okay? • Psalm 103:13-14 says that God is
“tender and compassionate…For he knows how weak we are; he remembers we are
only dust.” How might it be comforting to know that God doesn’t expect us
to hold it all together, and He invites us to turn to Him when we feel weak
and afraid? “What is the price of two sparrows—one copper coin? But not a
single sparrow can fall to the ground without your Father knowing it.”
Matthew 10:29 (NLT)


Read Verses:

Psalm 103:13-Psalm 103:14; Matthew 6:25-Matthew 6:34; Matthew 10:29-Matthew 10:31