Are you dealing with Hepatitis C?  Are you currently doing Hep C Treatment?  Or are you waiting. . . for a miracle?  We are told throughout scripture that the Lord hears us when we call to him.  A sweet illustration that the Lord gave me was the envelope of faith and his promise that he hears me.

Know that the Lord has set apart the godly for himself;  The Lord will hear when I call to him.  Psalm 4:3 NIV

One of my life verses is Hebrews 11:1, “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” Today not only visualize this but do it.  Write each burden, care, and concern on a piece of paper and place it in an envelope.  On the outside of an envelope write out the scripture Hebrews 11:1.

Visualize walking up to your Heavenly Father and handing him the envelope.  It is special delivery, fragile, handle with care.  See him with his hand reached out and in his hand you place the envelope of faith.

Here is the important part.  You have to let go.  Give it to him.  It is no longer yours, but his. 

As you look into his face see him smile. The envelope you placed in his hand he holds next to his heart.  With his other hand, he touches your tear stained face and says, “There, child, it will be all right.”

You have the sweet assurance that he hears you and your burdens are in his care.  They have been transferred from your heart and hands to his. If worry sets in, remember you have already delivered that envelope of faith.  Keep a visual reminder of that envelope where you can see it often. Whenever I start to feel anxious about something, I look up and see that Envelope of Faith and I see myself placing it in Jesus hand. How thankful I am that I have assurance from His word that he hears me and daily bears my burdens.

“Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.”  Psalm 68:19 NIV
“Trust in him at all times, O people; Pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.”  Psalm 62:8 NIV
“Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”  Matthew 11:28 NIV
“Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you.”  1 Peter 5:7 NIV
"Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again, Rejoice!  Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.  Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus."  Philippians 4:4-7 NIV

Heavenly Father, Thank you that I belong to you and for your sweet assurance that you hear me from I call.

This entry was originally published on Life Beyond Hepatitis C May 7, 2014. It is reprinted with permission.