When Times Are Tough God Will Make You Tougher Still
10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. 11 Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with thee shall perish. 12 Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, even them that contended with thee: they that war against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought. 13 For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.
No matter what we go through in life we always can depend on God! His promises always ring true even when we lose hope! He never loses His Power!
God promises he will-
1. God is always with us!
a. We should always know Jesus is there when we face anything!
4 I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.
b. We can never allow fears and woe to ruin our lives!
2 Timothy 1:7KJV
7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
c. Even when others fail us, even when they come against us and say hurtful things, when we are afraid of anything all our problems will be taken care of God promises it!
11 Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with thee shall perish.
2. God will strengthen us or empower us!
a. We may feel weak but are strong in God! V10 for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee;
29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.
b. Christ will strengthen us!
13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
3. Uphold us, carry us, or provide for us!
a. No matter how terrible God is there to help you!
1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. 2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; 3 Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.
Through all hard times even financial, he will help us carry us!
b. Don’t allow yourself to just think about what you don’t have! Remember we have what we need!
5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee