To Whom It May Concern:

– by Rainer Boshoff

According to, the words “To whom it may concern” are used at the beginning of a letter or a notice when the identity of the reader is unknown. We have a wonderful privilege as Children of the living God in that we are able to address any problems, notices, and even the seemingly insignificant events in our lives to “Our Father who art in Heaven.” We know who we can talk to, where He is, and what He is capable of doing. If you have found yourself in a “To whom it may concern” situation, I am glad to share the Who, Where, and What with you. Who is He? Isaiah 40:12 gives us the reassurance that He is a God who is in complete control of whatever we can or cannot face! He tends to His sheep, He holds the universe in the palm of His hand – and that surely includes you.  

Where is He? Jeremiah 23:23 – 24 says that God is everywhere, He is omnipresent. Your conversations with God do not have a “return to sender” or “unknown address” stamped on them! You can reach Him anywhere, anytime, and in any situation. What is God? Jeremiah 29:11 teaches us that God’s plans for our lives are to prosper and not harm. God cannot lie. We can therefore rest assured that every promise from Him is true and will manifest in our lives. “To whom it may concern” should not be part of your life. May we act on Philippians 4:6 and not be anxious about anything, but make our requests know to God! “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God”.

JOY! Magazine (July 2018)

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