Practical Messages for Impractical Times
For the Lord has comforted his people and will have compassion on them in their suffering. Yet, Jerusalem says, “The Lord has deserted us; the Lord has forgotten us.” Never! Can a mother forget her nursing child? Can she feel no love for the child she has born? But, even if that were possible, I would not forget you. Isaiah 49:13-15 NLT
Keep your life free from the Love of Money. Be satisfied with what you have, for he himself has said, I will never leave you or forsake you. Hebrews 13:5 CSB
Reflection on the goodness of God is the only way to prevent discouragement from taking a stronghold in our lives. It is so easy to forget to be thankful when trials and tribulations are hitting us with full force. As believers, we fail to do our part by praying without ceasing, studying the Word of God, and applying the Word to our lives. It is evident why we cannot grow spiritually and be overcomers.
It is God who allows the trials to enter our life. There is a purpose (Study the book of Job) to every hardship we endure. We gain character building, an increase of our faith in God, and loss of pride and self-sufficiency.
We are never alone. God says that although a mother may forget her child, He will never forget us or leave us. We are unable to believe in God’s promises when we are unaware of His commitment. It is imperative that we study on a daily basis. The Bible is nonfiction; it contains historical documentation of the struggles of life and the miraculous deliverance from God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit.
If we say we love God, then we must believe that He is always there. We are truly-never alone.
Sonya Johnson Ruiz