"If thou shalt do this thing, and God command thee so, then thou shalt be able to endure, and all this people shall also go to their place in peace." Exodus 18:23
In life we are going to have to endure all types of things. Many times as long as the sun is shinning, enduring is never a problem. Enduring becomes difficult when the clouds begin to hang low, and the sun refuses to shine. When the storms become so fierce in our lives that we can hardly stand, is when enduring is difficult. When we do what God has commanded us to do, enduring is not as difficult as when we try to do things on our own.
"You blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and the plate, that the outside also may be clean." Matthew 23:26
Each of us has heard the saying that everything that looks good to us, is not good for us. There are things that look good on the outside, but on a closer inspection we discover that the inside is filthy. There have been times when we were smiling on the outside, but we were hurting on the inside.
The Lord Is With You
“Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 (ESV)
Every day we will face challenges. Some of those challenges are bigger than others and will cause us to be hesitant or even fearful about taking on those challenges. When faced with situations that are overwhelming we must remember that we do not face them alone. When we attempt to face them alone, we will cower under the pressure of the situation, but when we remember that The Lord is with us, we can have victory over every situation.
Call On The Lord
“For he delivers the needy when he calls, the poor and him who has no helper.” Psalm 72:12 (ESV)
It is difficult to try to make it when we need help and do not know who we can go to for help. There are times when it is our pride that will cause us to be resistant to reaching out to others for help, but sometimes it is the feeling that there is no one there to help.