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What a great reminder of Who our confidence should be in (God and not us)! (See blog post below.) Our confidence is in our God who does have the power to deliver us from any situation and circumstance in life. May we never forget that no matter how long the trial takes. In His timing and His way He will deliver us. When we are finding that hard to believe in the midst of the battle, just turn to the Psalms and you will find comfort there.
And, remember to “Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you’ ” (Heb. 13:5).
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Though we are confident that God has the power to deliver us from any situation or circumstance in life, we often lose hope as we try to figure out solutions to our problems. The fact remains that despite our most determined efforts to make life work harmoniously for us, we need God.
When there is no hope in our lives, we become despondent. We wonder how we are ever going to make it. Despite all our knowledge of what God can do, we opt to wallow in pity and despair. When this becomes our response, we are like many characters in the Bible.
David, who experienced the pit of despair on more than one occasion, commanded his soul to praise God, even though he did not feel hopeful or encouraged. He writes, “Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for…
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