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God Is With You

Date: 03-Sep-2020 | Author: Pastor's Norman and Jean Rawlings | Comments: 0

In Isaiah 43:2 (KJV) we read that: “when thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when though walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee”. King David assured us that when we go: “through the valley of the shadow of death”, God will be with us (Ps 23:4; KJV).

Everyone faces challenging situations at one time or another, but it's how we deal with those challenges that is important. God is there to help us and in 1 Corinthians 10:13, we are encouraged by the fact that he won't allow us to be tempted or tried beyond what we can cope with, he will always provide the answer to the situation and always provide the exit strategy.

“Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience” (James 1:3). The Greek word used for patience is hupomone, which is not just the ability to endure things but to overcome them. In verse 4 of James 1, we read that patience makes us perfect or mature. So, trials cause us to mature and grow spiritually. When we go through trials, we need to rely heavily on God trusting that: "many are the afflictions of the righteous but the Lord delivereth him out of them all" (Ps 34:19; KJV). That’s what God promises us and what a promise that is.

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