We walk by faith, not by sight – 2 Corinthians 5:7
And having disarmed the powers and authorities, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross. - Colossians 2:15 NIV
But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently. - Romans 8:25 NIV
When you look at the evil and suffering in the world and you experience suffering in your own life it is easy to doubt that God is working at all. No matter how bad the situation may seem, the Bible says God is still in charge and working for the good of all who love Him. If you want to see God at work remember these truths:
- The Holy Spirit is praying for you – Romans 8:26
- God is always for you – Romans 8:31
- God works in “all things” for your good, including suffering – Romans 8:28
- God will give you what you need – Romans 8:32
Anyone can say they have faith and love God when it is nothing but sunshine and rainbows, but only a strong faith can declare through your darkness and rain, “Though He slay me, yet I will trust in Him.” Job 3:15.
When you experience trials do you focus on the trial or your God?
Lord God, please take this cup of suffering from me, but not my will be done but yours.
I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. - John 16:33
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