Ginrich's Devotional Blog

October 30, 2010

Facing Hard Times

 

Dt 31:8 The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.  Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”

 

We live in a sinful world.  When it rains, it rains on whoever is in the area.  Sometimes bad things happen.  Sometimes we’re where the bad things happen.  Sometimes we do things or don’t do things to our physical bodies that bear consequences later on.  Sometimes just working or being around certain things bear consequences to our bodies or minds.  We cannot change the fact that life is a risk; that there are events that can happen we don’t like.  We can change how we face them.  We can face them in fear and dread or we can face them in trust and faith that we are not facing them alone.  If we have accepted Jesus, God’s Son, as our Lord and Savior, have confessed our sins and received His forgiveness, we can count on God walking with us through all life brings our way.  He never promised us we would be free from the storms of life on this earth.  In fact, His Word tells us we will walk through storms.  His promise is He is with us, never leaving us alone or forsaking us.  He will see us through the storms of life.  All we need do is look to Him.  Allow His faith to enter us and His Holy Spirit to comfort, give us peace and give us wisdom.

 

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