Down But Not Out

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. John 16:33

The path of life leads us into prison situations from time to time. We all face hardships and trials. That is the way of life.

Sometime we feel like we are shut up, shut down and shut off too. And, we feel that we are forgotten in that prison. Many times we are forgotten by those around us. Even though man may forget us in the prisons of life, the Lord never forgets and He refuses to forsake us while we are there.

Hebrews 13:5…For he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

As believers we sometimes wear around a sad face and a gloomy countenance. What a poor advertisement we are of the living Lord. You say you are happy in Jesus and have joy in your heart? Then, how about notifying your face! It hasn’t got the memo!

Give us more people like Job who could praise and worship the Lord in midst of extreme hardship.

Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped. And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord Job 1:20-21.

Give us more people like Abraham who went to offer up his son Isaac and called it worship.

And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you. Genesis 22:5

God give us more people who know that He is just as much God in the storm as He is in the sunny day! Give us people who will worship and praise Him in spite of everything!

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