For the storm will not last forever. No matter what we face, not matter how difficult the storms of life, it will not last forever, we will be preserved not pickled. Because if God be for us who can stand against us?
Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world. Share this: Twitter Facebook. Like this: Like Loading He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
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God is faithful God. God still believes in you grace Happy new year He is not here; He has risen.
Thought for the Day today and forever. Turn your eyes upon Jesus. Recent Comments. The heart of our faith is the assurance that we have been given a blessing that will endure, a hope that will not disappoint us. We can get knocked down. Yet Paul assures us that you and I will never be knocked out. This is the bottom line, good news of the gospel. Many of you know this hard won truth through your own experience. You have known devastating setbacks: lost opportunities, lost jobs, lost friendships, lost marriages, lost health. You have experienced tragic losses of friends and relatives through accidents, suicide, cancer, heart attacks.
New International Version persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. New Living Translation We are hunted down, but never abandoned. 8 We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed—
As you know, my brother Peter died just four weeks ago. He was only He was my lifelong friend and colleague.
Hs wife died less than a year before him. His faith is strong.
Even those who have died are not lost or destroyed. They are with God. As Christians we have some essential truths to absorb and observe.
For starters, you and I are made in the image of God. We are wonderfully created. We are actually quite vulnerable.
We come from dust and we will return to dust. God forms that dust into common clay pots — earthen vessels — and breathes life into us. We are not formed of titanium or steel. We can be cracked and broken. We are far from perfect. This world we call home is full of beauty and blessings.
The wonders of creation are marvelous and inspiring. You will encounter perplexing persons and bewildering circumstances. You will get knocked around — even knocked down. Yet the great truth, the saving truth, is this: We will never be forsaken. To be abandoned, forlorn, beyond redemption?
And in doing so, Jesus forever showed us that he truly knows what it is to live as a vulnerable human in this broken world. Jesus allows us to witness that even the strongest soul can be stretched to the breaking point. This is the light that blesses and sustains us through all our trials and tribulations.