When circumstances are hard, fellow disciple of Jesus, remember this:
God is with you, He is not surprised by events, and He is god.
If we can keep these in mind, we can press on. For it is in knowing, trusting, and following Him that gives our feet solid ground on which to walk.
It is not our own strength, dear believer, it is our reliance that leads us to victory in life.
So, deepen your knowledge of our great and almighty God. The result will be easier prayer when trouble comes.
As the song goes…
“Turn your eyes upon Jesus
Look full in his wonderful face
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim
In the light of his glory and grace.”
Read your Bible.
Take no shortcuts. Take the long road through Scripture.
Excuses for why you can’t read the Bible are just that, excuses.
Your excuses will neither help you know God better nor provide comfort when trouble comes.
Turn to Him. Abide in Him!
“Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.” John 15:4 ESV