“If God is out there, how can I find out what he’s like?” Ever wondered that? Well, can you tell what someone is like by reading text messages from them? God has sent us plenty of text messages. Try reading these texts from God to you. You may be surprised at how He comes across.
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you…. (Jeremiah 1:5)
I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness. (Jeremiah 31:3)
Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know. (Jeremiah 33:3)
I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go. (Isaiah 48:17)
Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you. (Isaiah 46:4)
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. (Jeremiah 29:11-14)
Indeed, if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. (Proverbs 2:3-5)
It shall come to pass that before they call, I will answer; and while they are still speaking, I will hear. (Isaiah 65:24)
Can a woman forget her nursing child, and not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, yet I will not forget you. (Isaiah 49:15)
Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you. (Isaiah 43:1-2)
I, even I, am He who comforts you. Who are you that you should be afraid of a man who will die, and of the son of a man who will be made like grass? And you forget the Lord your maker, who stretched out the heavens and laid the foundations of the earth…. (Isaiah 51:12-13)
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:10)
Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for me? (Jeremiah 32:27)
You may want to save some of these texts. They’re pretty encouraging. You may even want to text Him back. Here’s how.