His promises surround and cover us

By Jan Davis
Special to The PREVIEW

2 Corinthians 4:8-9: “We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair. Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed.”

As I was meditating on these scriptures, I saw the promises within them. Most of us have been in a situation where we experienced similar emotions: troubled, distressed, perplexed, persecuted or cast down. Some of us are going through a difficult time even now and wonder why.

God desires for us to be healthy and to prosper. His plan is one of an abundant life, to bless us in all our ways. A test is simply a test where God is our judge. How we walk through the test is our choice. Will we walk through it distressed, hopeless, alone and defeated, or will we stand confidently in the promises of Christ? His promises are mighty to the tearing down of strongholds.

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This story was posted on July 23, 2015.