I love you, LORD, my strength. The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified. What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?
When everything (and everyone) seems to be on the other side of us, we can rest assured that God is always right beside us. He will not fail; He will always love us. He is faithful and sees to it that all of our needs are met.
Christ walked this earth. He knows sadness, because He wept for the death of a friend. He knows physical hurt, because He hung on the cross for our sins. He knows frustration and lack. He knows fickleness and betrayal, because people used Him and sold him out.
He worked above those circumstances. He can work above ours.
Hope you all have a very blessed week!