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VerseD: Psalm 119:114

You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in your word.
Psalm 119:114, ESV

God’s word is a source of comfort, spiritual and moral protection, and truth. The ultimate of these three are revealed in the Bible to be found in the Word, Jesus.

VerseD: Matthew 28:19

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit
Matthew 28:19, ESV

“What is my calling?”

Every person has three objectives within the same one major calling in life, and one objective is to lead others to Christ and help them grow in holiness. It is not just your pastor’s job. It is everyone.

VerseD: Hebrews 4:16

Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Hebrews 4:16 ESV

We have an Advocate who understands everything we go through and everything we are, and He desires to help us with every need.

VerseD: Isaiah 40:31

but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.
Isaiah 40:31 ESV

It feels like Jesus is taking His sweet time returning and our world is growing worse and harder to live in.

But if we trust that His timing is good, and we remember that He has promised He is returning, we will find Him strengthening us through the Holy Spirit.

VerseD: Isaiah 41:10

fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41:10, ESV

The is no reason to fear what may come or happen. The God of everything wants to help you, lift you up, and comfort you.

Trust His Son, who was lifted up.

VerseD: Psalm 68:5

A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.
Psalm 68:5 NIV

Are you an orphan or widow (or widower? Just have an absentee or abusive father or husband (or mother or wife)?

God loves you and wants to care for you. Lean in to Him.

VerseD: Romans 11:33

Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!
Romans 11:33, ESV

We cannot understand God. Able to see and know everything, He makes decisions that we may never see the origin or full results of, but He is our wise Father.

We can trust Him.

VerseD: Jeremiah 32:17

“Ah, Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You.”
Jeremiah 32:17, NKJV

Why do we struggle to trust God?

If He can create literally everything, and He is able to raise people from the dead, walk on water, and make a few loaves and fish feed thousands, surely He can handle each of our situations in life.

VerseD: James 1:17

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.
James 1:17, NKJV

James basically gave a commentary on Jesus’ sermon on the mount. He started with the reminder that God wants to give us good things, beginning with the wisdom to seek out and then share Him and His righteousness.

VerseD: Colossians 3:13

bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.
Colossians 3:13, ESV

When we stand together, we are stronger. When we feel (or are) slighted, get over yourself and love them through forgiveness.