We are not alone in our troubles. I know I am repeating myself at least twice from posts earlier this month, but I really want to make this point to those who feel like they have huge problems that they have to handle on their own. God equips us to do His work, and I believe that some of that work is just getting through trials. Sometimes triumphantly! Sometimes feeling a big failure. And sometimes, raggedly crossing a finish line, just glad the trial is over.
God equips us to do His work and to get through trials. Here are some of those tools:
- The Armor of God. “Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.” Ephesians 6:13 NIV
- God’s Word. “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17 NIV
- Other people. “So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.” Ephesians 4:11-12 NIV
My friend, God does not leave us defenseless or alone.
Dear God, Thank you that we are not alone. Please remind us of that each day. Help us to look to You for strength for each day. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
There is a companion video here, from my YouTube channel.