encouragement side

"And the Lord is the One who goes ahead of you; He will be with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear, or be dismayed."

-Deuteronomy 31:8

Paul spoke of our Lord as “Christ the power of God.” He prayed that we might be enlightened to know, “what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe.” In other words, Christ is greater than all that we face and all that we need. While Christ was here on earth nature was in subjection to Him, disease was no match for Him and demons fled from Him. In His death and resurrection He went before us defeating both the devil and death. The Lord revealed to Paul that His “power is perfected in weakness”. Every time we are weak or when we face difficulties and hardship, these are opportunities for the Lord to display His power. It is then when we sense His presence, know His comfort, find sufficiency in His grace and see Him do what we could never do for ourselves. What would we do without Him? We give thanks that for now and all eternity, we will never be without Him! Therefore, do not fear or be dismayed. Be encouraged!

References: Deuteronomy 31:8; 1 Corinthians 1:24; 2 Corinthians 12:9