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Monday, December 4, 2017

God is With Us and Cares for Us

God's Word is filled with assurances and promises that, no matter what, He is with us in our times of need and in our times of trouble. The need may be small or it may be great. No matter how big our needs are, no matter how insurmountable our troubles may seem to us, God is bigger. And, we can be sure that He is with us, He cares for us, and He will help us.

In Isaiah 41, we are promised that our God, the God who takes hold of our right hand, says that we should not be afraid because He will help us (Isaiah 41:13). It doesn't matter what our circumstances are. We can face anything without fear because He is with us, holding on to us, ready to help us. Verse 17 says that when the poor and needy seek water and are unable to find it, He will answer their cry and will not forsake them (Isaiah 41:17). He provides living water that can quench our thirst and give us the strength that we need.

When we face battles in our lives and feel as if we don't have the strength to fight, we can count on God to be with us through those battles. When the Israelites were being pursued by Pharaoh and his army and reached the Red Sea, Moses told them that they should not fear, but stand firm. God was on their side and all they needed to do was be silent, as God would fight for them (Exodus 14:13-14). God parted the sea, allowing the Israelites to cross through it and. when the Egyptians followed, the sea closed in on them. The battle was won and God was glorified. God will help us to win our battles. We just need to be still and allow Him to work. When our battles are won, He is glorified.

Our God is a God of salvation. When we believe in His Son, Jesus, and believe that He has paid the sacrifice for our sins, we can be assured that God has delivered us from the spiritual death that sin brought to man. He did this because of His love for us (John 3:16). The God whose love has provided for our salvation is the same God who is with us in our times of need and our times of trouble. He provides for our needs, bears us up in times of trouble, and is with us in our battles. He is a God we can count on.

Blessed be the Lord, Who bears our burdens and carries us day by day, even the God Who is our salvation! Selah (pause, and calmly think of that)! (Psalm 68:19 AMP)

Scripture quotation is taken from the Amplified Bible, Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission." (www.Lockman.org)

The Amplified Bible. (1987). La Habra, CA: The Lockman Foundation.

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