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“Now therefore so shalt thou say unto my servant David, Thus saith the Lord of hosts, I took thee from the sheepcote, from following the sheep, to be ruler over my people, over Israel: And I was with thee whithersoever thou wentest, and have cut off all thine enemies out of thy sight, and have made thee a great name, like unto the name of the great men that are in the earth.” 2 Samuel 7:8-9 KJV https://bible.com/bible/1/2sa.7.8-9.kjv

Title 291

The assurance of God’s presence makes the difference no matter what the situation around us looks like. In Isaiah 43:2, the Lord assures his beloved that when we go through the fire and waters, we would pull through because He is with us. So then you wonder why you must go through the issues in the first place. The Bible tells us that the trial of our faith builds patience and virtue in us. Some of those situations build our trust in the most High God and teaches us to be patient and to be indeed people of character. Unfortunately some people get lost in the wilderness experience because they refuse to take the lessons that God is teaching us. This can be seen in the case of the generations of Isreal that perished on the journey to the promised land because they refused to trust God’s saving power and consistently murmured instead of following his instructions. In the Bible reading today, after David arrived at his destination at the palace and eventually had rest, God acknowledged to David that He (God) was the one that brought him from keeping sheep to the palace. He also alluded to the fact that he was with him all through the process in between which of course includes all the time I that he was in the run and dwelling in caves. So in the final analysis, what you are going through right now does not matter. As long as you have God in you and you are living according to his instruction as he leads you to the place of a hope and future.

Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for your promise of a hope and a future. Please, let your presence that gives victory at all times never depart from me in Jesus name 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾