And Joshua added: In this you will know that the living God is among you, and that he will certainly expel from the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Heveos, the Ferezeos, the Gergeseos, the Amorites and the Jebusites.
Everyone, whether we are rich or poor, believers or non-believers, goes through difficulties; that is, at some point in our lives we will have a bad day. But, many times, when we go through these moments, we have a wrong perception, we believe that only things like this happen to us, and that the bad guy does better. Every human being goes through difficult times, but at different times, then, everyone has the time and the occasion. (Ecclesiastes 9:11).
Sometimes life gives us blows that seem to be too strong for us. Good to know that we have the strength that God grants to all who love him!
The children of God are not alone under any circumstances. Deuteronomy 31: 8 says: "The Lord Himself will march in front of you and be with you; He will never leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be discouraged."
The Lord accompanies us and goes before us. He is our strength at all times and we can trust him. Let's look at some verses in which we find strength to face the difficult times.
The important thing of all is not the storm we may be going through, but who is with us on that day. Remember that God always accompanies us, and that in the moment of greatest pain that we can go through, we have the best comforter and helper: The Holy Spirit. While the wicked does not have the Holy Spirit, and seeks to drown their sorrows in places that only give temporary joys.
Isaiah 43: 2: “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and if by the rivers, they will not flood you. When you go through the fire, you will not burn, nor will the flame burn in you. ”
Recall that to build a large building, we must first dig a lot, in order to obtain a good foundation and that this building remains stable even in the worst times. This stage is not easy, it requires great effort, so others prefer to skip it because they will avoid great effort. But, on the bad day there is only one who will remain standing, and it is he who built his house on the rock. So, although today we feel that we are working very hard, let's not stop! Let's move on! God is with us and will give us the strength to be victorious; and although we see the prosperity of those who perhaps did not lay good foundations, and believe that they are doing better, remember that God is with us to give us strength, and that on the bad day our house will not be torn down, because it is on the Rock.
Matthew 7: 24-27: “Anyone, then, who hears these words, and does them, will compare him to a prudent man, who built his house on the rock. Rain descended, and rivers came, and winds blew, and struck against that house; and it did not fall, because it was founded on the rock. But whoever hears these words and does not do them, I will compare him to a foolish man, who built his house on the sand; and rain descended, and rivers came, and winds blew, and struck with impetus against that house; and he fell, and his ruin was great. ”
In difficulty, and on the bad day, God is with us, and it is on this day that we will see the difference between the man who does have God and the one who does not. He who has a good foundation in God, after the storm passes, is strengthened and in a better state than he was before going through that moment; that is, improved, because to those who love God, all things help them well, (Romans 8:28). But those who do not, its ruin is great. Remember that God is with us and He is the strength of our soul, so we must not fear. He is a shield around us! and he will act, so we must not get impatient, nor envy what the wicked possess, because like the green grass they will be cut off (Psalm 37).
God is going to do us justice. In the midst of the storm God will do something glorious with us. Today is the time for our storm, but then comes the calm, and on that day, we will stand firm to see the sunrise. Therefore, today we can exclaim strongly that: "It is better with God than without Him!"
The children of God can move forward in any situation because our strength comes from God. The apostle Paul had lived amidst shortages and also in abundance. But he remained firm and joyful at all times because the presence and strength of God sustained him. He was clear about his call and his mission and, above all, he knew who he trusted.
Jesus' death on the cross and his resurrection guarantee us that victory has already been achieved. There is no affliction so great that Jesus cannot overcome. In fact, he already beat her. In the midst of our problems and sorrows we can remember that Jesus has already won eternal life for us and no one can take it away from us.
Immanuel has arrived: God with us is the promise that He is on our side, lives within us and His power manifests through our lives. When He is with us, our path becomes a path of blessing for our own lives and those around us, because we will no longer be making decisions alone, but will be the Spirit of God guiding us at all times.
Biblical text: Version Reina-valera 1960.
Bible in his presence.