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God Abides in Him

September 26, 2018

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God Abides in Him

Sometimes,  when we’re going through hard times,  we wonder  whether or not God is really with us.     It just feels  like God has left us,  as we look for relief  and do not receive it.     The apostle John wants  to comfort all of God’s children  and assure them  of God’s presence.     He says  in 1 John 4:15,

Whoever confesses  that Jesus is  the Son of God,  God abides  in him,  and he  in God.

So,  when we feel alone  in all our troubles,  we need  to ask ourselves,  “Do I believe  that Jesus is  the Son of God?     Do I believe  that Jesus suffered and died  on the cross  to pay for the sins  of the world?     Do I believe  that Jesus rose  from the dead  as so many witnesses testified  and even died for,  refusing to deny that truth?”

When we believe Jesus is  the Son of God,  it is most certain  that God abides  in us.     And,  not only that,  it is our assurance  that we abide  in God.     God is within us  to help us.     We surely do feel challenged — and we certainly do acknowledge  our weaknesses — but,  we can be strengthened,  knowing that God is working  and living  in us.     He is working all things  for our good.

Knowing that,  we can be confident  that God will  strengthen us  each step of our way  as we strive  to live  for Him.     We can rejoice  in Hebrews 13:5,  where Jesus says,

I will never  desert you,  nor will I ever  forsake you.

We belong to God  and He belongs to us.     So great is His love and faithfulness towards us.

Keeping our eyes on Jesus,  our Lord and Savior,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     My Lord,  You are awesome  as You test us,  strengthen us,  and keep us  in Your protective care.     Thank You  for Your loving faithfulness.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods

 

Pray for our country.

 

This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

 

The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30

 

Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1

How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4

 

Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13

 

Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1

 

Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3

 

Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12

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