Prophet: No Matter What Comes, Remember This Unquestionable Truth

by | Nov 6, 2020 | Blogs, God Encounters Today

Have you ever felt like things were so difficult in your life that “no one cared” about what you were going through? I have.

But the truth is, you always have an advocate—because God C.A.R.E.S.!

You are never alone. And at His very core—God is good!

Keep your eyes fixed on Jesus! Regardless of the terrifying storms of life surrounding you, it is vital to anchor your soul in Christ and keep your eyes fixed on Him.

The wind and waves of today may look frightening, but when you fix your eyes on Christ, you only see His goodness and you can trust His words, “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid” (Matt. 14:27, NASB).

As you remember who God is and put your trust in Him, you can say with confidence like David in Psalm 27:1, “The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom should I fear? The LORD is the defense of my life; Whom should I dread?”

One of the best ways to shift your focus and see God’s goodness in your life is by using the acronym God C.A.R.E.S.!

God C.A.R.E.S.

A pastor friend, Alex Seeley of The Belonging Co., a local church that I attend in the Nashville area, gave me permission to use her memorable acronym: C.A.R.E.S.

Each letter stands for an aspect of seeking God’s goodness for your life:

C—Cry out.
A—Appeal to His nature.
R—Remember what He has done in the past.
E—Enlarge God over your circumstances.

C—Cry out. You don’t have to deny the pain but it helps to cry out to God in the midst of it. You have to cry some tears in order to give God something to put into His special bottle: “You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book” (Ps. 56:8, NLT).

I like to say it this way: Don’t live a bottled-up life; give God something to bottle up. This is the first step on the path of recovery, and you will not be able to find hope if you omit it.

It is okay to cry out in absolute desperation. In fact, it is preferable to cry out in desperation.

When you are at the end of your rope, you know you need God and you cannot do enough on your own strength to make a difference. That’s a perfect starting place, and it’s the best way to find out for yourself that God cares about you, personally.

A—Appeal to His nature. Tell yourself, tell the enemy and remind God of His divine nature—the attributes of His character— His goodness, His faithfulness, His loving-kindness.

Find particular verses in Scripture to help you recount His qualities: “Who is like You, O Lord, among the gods? Who is like You, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?” (Ex.15:11, MEV).

R—Remember what He has done in the past. If you can’t remember a single thing He has done for you in the past or if you run out of ideas, simply resort to the Bible.

Recite some of God’s mighty deeds from both the Old and New Testaments and let that prime the pump of your own memories. Recount how God sent the flood but preserved good Noah, his family and enough animals to repopulate the earth. Recount how Jesus Christ went about doing good—healing the blind eyes and raising the dead. Recall how He died on the cross while we were yet sinners.

Then remember the time you didn’t know how you were going to pay your rent, but somehow God sent the money. Remember the time He made the sun shine in your eyes through the venetian blinds to show you He cares. Remember what He has done for you personally.

E—Enlarge God over your circumstances. All of this will help you see how big God is. Magnify Him—in all senses of the word! Glorify Him and praise Him and make His bigness known to yourself and others. “Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together” (Ps. 34:3).

You need to get the right perspective. Your tragedy or loss is not bigger than God. He’s always bigger and better than any personal (or even global) problem you can come up with.

S—Sing! With all of that build-up, you may already be singing. But in case you aren’t, let me urge you to open your mouth and let out a shout of praise—even before your circumstances change for the better. Look at this exhortation:

“Sing, O barren, you who did not bear a child. Break forth into singing and cry aloud, you who did not travail with child. For more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, says the Lord” (Isa. 54:1).

Your singing will change the spiritual climate around you so authentic faith can arise. You may not feel happy; But you will be resolute. It will be a true sacrifice of praise.

Something about this response changes things and shakes them up. That’s what it did literally for Paul and Silas when they were in prison in Philippi (Acts 16). They were singing God’s praises in the middle of the night, and an earthquake came. They were set free, and their worshipful steadfastness converted the jailer and his entire household.

I encourage you to go through this C.A.R.E.S routine daily for a while. If you do, you will find it is good medicine for your soul. Hope will rise with the morning sun and joy won’t be far behind.

Our God Reigns

No matter what is happening in the world, you can rest securely knowing that God sits on the throne and He is good.

He is king and you have a wonderful king! His goodness does not change like a shifting shadow. His goodness remains steady and sure, whether in the best of times or in the worst of times.

Place your trust in God, not in today’s circumstances.

God is good, period.

With such a wonderful king, you can find comfort knowing He cares for you! He is a good God!

Cry out to Him, remember who He is and rejoice! Praise your God, who so tenderly C.A.R.E.S. for you!

Remember that God C.A.R.E.S.! {eoa}

Dr. James W. Goll is the founder of God Encounters Ministries. He is an international bestselling author, a certified Life Language Coach, an adviser to leaders and ministries and a recording artist. James has traveled around the world ministering in more than fifty nations sharing the love of Jesus, imparting the power of intercession, prophetic ministry and life in the Spirit. He has recorded numerous classes with corresponding curriculum kits and is the author of more than fifty books, including The Seer, The Prophet, The Discerner, The Lost Art of Intercession and Praying with God’s Heart. James is also the founder of GOLL Ideation LLC, where creativity, consulting and leadership training come together.

For the original article, visit


Stay up-to-date with current issues, Christian teachings, entertainment news, videos & more.

The latest breaking Christian news you need to know about as soon as it happens.

Prophetic messages from respected leaders & news of how God is moving throughout the world. 


8 Contrasts Between the Confessing and Compromising Church

8 Contrasts Between the Confessing and Compromising Church

During the days of Nazi Germany, there arose a Confessing church movement that rose against the German church movement, which became the religious arm of the Fascist Nazi Socialist movement. Of the 18,000 pastors in Germany during that time (from 1933 to 1945), less...

Will the New Set of Seven Years on the Jewish Calendar Be Our Last?

Will the New Set of Seven Years on the Jewish Calendar Be Our Last?

Note: This is the second of a two-part series. For part one, click here. Beginning at sunset on Sunday, Sept. 25, our Jewish friends (and increasingly many Christians) will begin a two-day celebration of Rosh Hashanah, their time for new beginnings or a "new year."...

Is America Preparing the Way for a One-World Ruler?

Is America Preparing the Way for a One-World Ruler?

The culmination of history is approaching. The end of the world may be at hand. Yet Jesus tells us we should not be alarmed. Why? Because we are engraved in the palms of His hands. Because we are carried in His arms. Because we are the apple of His eye. The time is...

A ‘Davidic Anointing’ is Descending Upon Musical Instruments

A ‘Davidic Anointing’ is Descending Upon Musical Instruments

I once heard a testimony where the Holy Ghost was falling upon the people during worship. The preacher, R.W. Schambach, testified how the piano player got so filled with the Spirit that she fell off of the piano bench and the piano kept right on playing. No other...

Joyce Meyer: How You Can Make God’s Love Your Lifestyle

Joyce Meyer: How You Can Make God’s Love Your Lifestyle

I have made it a priority to study about love in the Word of God. Getting a revelation about how much God loves me and learning to receive His love has been life-changing for me. It’s been the key to being able to really enjoy my life because when I received God’s...


Mario Murillo: What God is Saying About America’s Destruction

Many prophetic words released today shout one of these two headlines: America Is Past Hope and Will Be Destroyed America Is Favored and Will Never Be Destroyed Facebook oozes with voices claiming to...
How The Christian Community Can Change American Politics for Good

How The Christian Community Can Change American Politics for Good

A fascinating discovery has taken place recently in the state of California. Locals there attest that the wildfires that have ravaged the landscape, lives and livelihoods of residents for a decade don’t seem to be getting any better. They seem to be getting worse,...

Rod Parsley: Are You the Pharisee or the Tax Collector?

Rod Parsley: Are You the Pharisee or the Tax Collector?

As with all virtues, humility has an opposite: pride. It should not surprise us that revival and restoration begins with humility, because all “falling away” begins with pride. Pride sent the archangel Lucifer plummeting from the heights of glorious splendor near the...

What to Do with an Urgent Warning from the Lord

What to Do with an Urgent Warning from the Lord

Many people are receiving urgent warnings from the Lord about things taking place in the earth. Releasing those warnings can be difficult. Done the wrong way, people will turn a deaf ear and the last thing you want to do is breed fear. Maybe you aren't getting...

Prophetic Word: ‘You Will Taste the Rain of Heaven’

Prophetic Word: ‘You Will Taste the Rain of Heaven’

Get ready for a supernatural strength to take over the land. It is time for worldwide revival and for you to reclaim what God has promised. Don’t back down and give in to despair. God’s plan is in motion. I heard the Lord say, “The enemy has brought discouragement and...

Mario Murillo: The Fuse to a National Awakening

Mario Murillo: The Fuse to a National Awakening

A lot of churchgoers yearn for soothing sermons. Meanwhile, a growing company seeks to understand authority, brokenness and Resurrection life. Who are these “others” who have their eyes wide open? They are too loud for most. They pray longer and deeper than what is...

Pin It on Pinterest