Your God is VERY Present

God is our refuge and strength,

a very present help in trouble.

Psalm 46:1

For those in need of encouragement, remember: the awesome Creator, the High and Holy One, the King of kings and Lord of lords, the Almighty God Himself is VERY present in your time of need! He’s not far off, careless, or unaware of your situation – He is closer than your next breath, nearer than the next beat of your heart, and He loves you beyond your ability to fathom it.

He’s numbered the hairs on your head, written your wanderings in His book, and inscribed you upon the palms of His hands (Matt. 10:30, Ps. 56:8, Isaiah 49:16). His love for you is awesome, His heart toward you is glad, and His plans for you are GOOD – not for harm and calamity.

He won’t forsake you, He can’t fail you, and He’ll never strand or abandon you – au contraire, He’s promised that His goodness and mercy will follow you ALL the days of your life, and afterward you’ll dwell with Him forever! (Heb. 13:5, Ps. 23:6)

He’s working your every trial together for your good, refining you as gold through the fire, and purifying your heart after Him – and the very things that the enemy threatens will take you DOWN are actually taking you UP as you draw near to God. (Rom. 8:28, 1 Peter 1:6-7, James 4:8)

He knows your needs before you ask, He knows your next word before it’s on your tongue, and He knows the way you take – after He has tested you, you shall come forth as purest gold! (Matt. 6:8, Psalm 139:4, Job 23:10).

THEREFORE: let faith arise, child of God! As faith goes, so goes your battle – and God has appointed you for VICTORY! The sooner we believe, the sooner we praise, the sooner we rejoice in the face of trial or trouble – the sooner we triumph!

THEREFORE we will not fear,

even though the earth be removed,

And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea…

Psalm 46:2

He will not fail you. May fresh faith ARISE in your heart as you trust Him to bring you through this trouble, and may you be STRONG AND CONFIDENT in His unfailing love for you!

Blessings to you in our wonderful Messiah,

Pastor Matthew (Casey) Langston

© Springs of Life Ministries, 2017

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