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Draw Close to God “O Jehovah, . . . You Know MeÂ” Â“NO GREATER burden can be borneÂ by an individual than to know no one cares or understands.Â”* Can you relate to those words? Have you ever felt that no one cares about or understands what you are going through, let alone how you feel? If so, you may find comfort in this: Jehovah cares so deeply about his worshippers that he takes note of all that happens to them as they go about their daily life. DavidÂ’s words at Psalm 139 assure us of this truth. Â•Psalms 143:5Â–7,10 Â—"I remember the days of old; I meditate on all your activity; I eagerly ponder over the work of your hands. I spread out my hands to you; I am like a parched land that thirsts for you. Do answer me quickly, O Jehovah; My strength has come to an end. Do not hide your face from me, Or I will be like those going down into the pit. Teach me to do your will, For you are my God. Your spirit is good; May it lead me on level ground." Â• Â•For Answers To Life's Hardest Questions Go To JW.org. Â•Learn More About The Bible & its Teachings FROM The BIBLE itself By Visiting JW.org
Draw close to God.—Jas. 4:8. ????? The closer we draw to Jehovah, the greater our motivation is to love him Â‘with our whole heart, our whole soul, our whole mind, and our whole strength.Â’ (Mark 12:30)Â Surely, we are eager to obey God and become imitators of him. (Eph. 5:1)Â Maintaining a regular Family Worship evening, then, is a key ingredient to help all the members of our family Â“keep readyÂ” spiritually as we await the foretold Â“great tribulation.Â” (Matt. 24:21; Luke 12:40)Â It is vital to survival. The Family Worship arrangement also has another objectiveÂ—that of helping family members draw closer to one another.Â Spending time together discussing spiritual matters every week has a marked effect on how family members feel toward one another.Â What closeness marriage mates experience when they hear each other express joy over a spiritual gem they discover together! (Eccl. 4:12)Â Parents and children who worship together are likely to become united in love, the Â“perfect bond of union.Â”Â—Col. 3:14. - Bible Speaks -Â w11 5/15 2:14, 15 Read the rest of this article at: jw.org
"Not one word out of all the good promises that Jehovah your God has spoken to you has failed. They have all come true for you. Not one word of them has failed.". (Joshua 23:14) Draw Close to God A Fulfiller of Promises IS IT hard for you to trust others? Sadly, we live in a world where trust is routinely destroyed. If you were hurt by someone you believed in—perhaps because of lies or broken promises—your trust may have been shattered. There is, however, someone you can trust without ever being disappointed. “Trust in Jehovah with all your heart,” Proverbs 3:5 urges us. Why is Jehovah deserving of such trust? To answer that, let us examine the words of Joshua—a man who put his complete trust in Jehovah—recorded at Joshua 23:14. Looking back on all that he has seen, Joshua has come to know that Jehovah fulfills His promises—always.* The implication is clear: Joshua wants his fellow Israelites to have absolute faith that all of Jehovah’s promises for their future will also come true. The Bible contains a record of God’s promises that have been fulfilled, including some that are being fulfilled before our very eyes. It also contains Jehovah’s wonderful promises for our future. Why not examine that record for yourself? A study of the Bible may convince you that the Fulfiller of promises is worthy of your trust. Here are a few of the promises, or assurances, that Joshua saw fulfilled. Jehovah would give Israel a land of their own. (Compare Genesis 12:7 with Joshua 11:23.) Jehovah would deliver Israel out of Egypt. (Compare Exodus 3:8 with Exodus 12:29-32.) Jehovah would sustain his people.—Compare Exodus 16:4, 13-15 with Deuteronomy 8:3, 4. http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2010008?q=josh+23%3A14&p=par