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Love Your Neighbor

During times of trial, our comfort comes from knowing we have God by our side, who loves us, and has given His Son Jesus to pay for the penalty of our sins. How difficult would it be then to love our neighbors as much as God so loved us?

“For the commandments, ‘You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,’ and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.”

(Romans 13:9-10)

Our desire should be to comfort our neighbor as God comforts us. For God has not held anything back from us, so why should we hold anything back from our neighbor? Give freely to those in need, comfort them and love them with your whole heart.

Bless your neighbor as yourself. Show them mercy as God has shown us mercy. If they are hungry, feed them. If they are thirsty, give them drink. If they are cold, embrace them with all that God has given us.

No manner of affliction ought to prevent us from doing good to others. Through trial, God lives in us to bless those who need light in the midst of darkness. Let your light shine. Bless the weary in deed by extending your hands to them. Love your neighbor.

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God Will Rescue Us

Through our many trials and tribulations, God is there, and He will rescue us. He will not abandon His people. He will cover us with His hand and lead us to safety. His protection will be on those who love Him.

Because you have made the Lord your dwelling place—
the Most High, who is my refuge—
no evil shall be allowed to befall you,
no plague come near your tent.
For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways.

(Psalms 91:9-11)

As these days turn dark and our vision diminishes, let us remember the Lord, for He is good. He will not let us suffer more than we can bear. This life is but a vapor and our true reward is in the salvation the Lord promised through His son Christ Jesus.

Let us be glad and cheerful knowing God has a place prepared for us. Our comfort is in His Word. His Word is a light unto our feet, a provision for our mind and a treasure for our heart. He clothes us in security and provides us with what we need. He will give us the strength to overcome our fears.

We will count on the Lord’s wisdom as a standard against plague. His mercy will not fail us. His power will penetrate the very marrow of our being, providing us the encouragement we so truly seek.

In all things, fear not, for God will rescue us.

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The Lord Is Our Salvation

How wonderful a truth is it to know the Lord will never leave us nor forsake us. He so loved us that He gave His only Son Jesus so that we might have salvation. How great is God to have given us hope in a time of distress.

I love you, O LORD, my strength.
The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer,
my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
I call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised,
and I am saved from my enemies.

(Psalms 18:1-3)

Bless the Lord, O my soul, for He is good. His mercy is on us always. He delivers us from evil, blesses us when all seems lost and gives us of His abundance so that we are without want. His grace upon our lives will remain forever.

God’s deliverance for us will never fail. He pours into us His Spirit, lifts us from our knees and restores our soul. His promises are sure, His joy will live in us always, and His love for us will never end. O great are you, Lord!

Therefore, let not this world’s trials discourage you. For we are God’s and no one can take away the salvation promised to us and held in Heaven for us. Until the last day, stand firm in the face of adversity. For the Lord is our salvation.

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Persevere Until the End

Whatever trial we may be facing, whatever tribulation we may be fighting and whatever storm we may be suffering, God will rescue us. His mercy will never fail. His spirit will never leave us. He will always be there for us. Our hope is in Jesus.

“But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life.”

(Jude 1:20-21)

Believe that Jesus is the Son of God and your salvation is sure. For no sin is greater than God’s forgiveness. God the Father’s deposit of the Holy Spirit in us is our guarantee of that salvation, through Christ our Lord’s sacrifice.

Stand firm in the sight of turmoil. Steady yourself and wait for God’s mercy to fall upon your life. No one can take away your hope in Christ. For that hope is what will carry us through the fire and mold us into what we will be.

Believe God and He will not fail us. His peace is with us now, through the Holy Spirit who lives in us. We can do all things through Jesus. He is the One who strengthens us. He will lead us away from the fiery grave. Persevere until the end.

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Walk in the Light

Brethren, do as Jesus did, doing all that our Heavenly Father taught us through His Son. For through Him, we have life and our salvation is in Him, whom God has given, so that we also will one day stand before God and receive our eternal reward.

“If we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.”

(1 John 1:7)

Jesus is all we need. God will forgive us if we believe Jesus is His Son. If we walk in His ways, doing good to all, blessing those who curse us, giving to the poor, showing mercy to those who spite us, then we indeed will know Him.

If we do not do as Jesus did, as He had taught His disciples, then we sin and darkness is in us. If we say we have not sinned, then we are liars and the truth is not in us. For the truth and the light is in those who do what Jesus did.

Therefore, brethren, serve God, and glorify Him in all your works. Feed the hungry, give to those who are lacking, look after the widows and provide for the orphans of the church. As Jesus walked in the light, let us walk in the light also.

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Glory to God in the Highest

Great is God in the highest, for he made all things and sustains all things through His Son Jesus. His glory is as an unquenchable fire that will devour all evil in its wake. There is no one like God for He is good, pure and just.

“The glory of the LORD dwelt on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days. And on the seventh day he called to Moses out of the midst of the cloud. Now the appearance of the glory of the LORD was like a devouring fire on the top of the mountain.”

(Exodus 24:16-17)

God is merciful and kind and extends His Grace on those whom He has called. His ways are not our ways, and His thoughts are not our thoughts. Save for His compassion for us, we have the Helper to guide us to do His will and love as He loves.

God was the One who set the earth on its axis. He is the One who brings rain to a parched land and sun to a dark place. He sees the suffering of His people, and He will bring us relief. There is no one like God, for He will rescue us from our grief.

Trust in God Almighty, the Creator of heaven and earth. Give praise to Him who saved us. He is our Lord, our Father and our God. No one else can intercede on our behalf, except for He who gave us life. Give glory to God in the highest.

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God Will Deliver Us

God has promised us that through Christ we have salvation. All the sufferings of this world are but a moment apart from God’s great deliverance. Lift your eyes to Him, offering him sweet sacrifices of prayer and see if He will not remove us from our tribulation.

“Then the LORD said, ‘I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters. I know their sufferings, and I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land to a good and broad land, a land flowing with milk and honey.’”

(Exodus 3:7-8)

Our hope is in God, for by His promises He will provide an escape from our trials. But we have to have faith. We have to rely on Him and no one else to save us. His mercy is great and His grace is sure. He will not allow us to suffer more than we can bear.

Believe His Word. Give praise continually to His name. For there is nothing God cannot do. Through Him, and Him alone, all things are possible. If God can deliver a nation from the hands of an adversary, imagine what more he can do with us.

Is it so difficult for God to intervene in our lives such that He could not deliver us from evil? We have Him on our side. No one can stand before the Great God. He is the beginning and the end. No enemy is so great that God could not vanquish. God will deliver us.