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When Times Are Tough God Is Still Tougher

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When Times Are Tough God Is Still Tougher!

Isaiah 41:10-20KJV

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. 14 Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel; I will help thee, saith the LORD, and thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel. 15 Behold, I will make thee a new sharp threshing instrument having teeth: thou shalt thresh the mountains, and beat them small, and shalt make the hills as chaff. 16 Thou shalt fan them, and the wind shall carry them away, and the whirlwind shall scatter them: and thou shalt rejoice in the LORD, and shalt glory in the Holy One of Israel. 17 When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I the LORD will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them. 18 I will open rivers in high places, and fountains in the midst of the valleys: I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water. 19 I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, the shittah tree, and the myrtle, and the oil tree; I will set in the desert the fir tree, and the pine, and the box tree together: 20 That they may see, and know, and consider, and understand together, that the hand of the LORD hath done this, and the Holy One of Israel hath created it.



Where do I go, when there’s no one else to turn to. Who do I talk to, when no one else will listen. Who do I lean on in this kind of situation I go to the rock I know that He’s able I go to the Rock! I go to the rock of my salvation I go to the stone that the builders rejected I stand on the mountain and the mountain stands by me! When the earth all around me is sinking sand on Christ the Solid Rock I stand when I need a shelter when I need a friend I go to the rock!

 4 of His promises can be found here! No matter what life is like for you no matter how hard it seems-

God promises he will-

1.   Always be with us!

a.       We can know He is there when we face something!

Psalm 34:4KJV

4 I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.

b.       We shouldn’t 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 come against us and say hurtful things when we are afraid of anything all our problems will be taken care of God promises it!

Isaiah 41:11-12KJV

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.

2.  Strengthen us or empower us!

a.       We may feel weak but we can and are strong in God! V10 for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee;

Isaiah 40:29KJV

29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.

b.       Christ will strengthen us!

Philippians 4:13KJV

13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

c.        

3.   Give us help anytime we need it!

a.       No matter what the conflict is no matter when God will be there! V15

Isaiah 41:15KJV

15 Behold, I will make thee a new sharp threshing instrument having teeth: thou shalt thresh the mountains, and beat them small, and shalt make the hills as chaff.

b.       No matter how terrible God is there to help you!

Psalm 46:1-3KJV

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.

c.        

4.   Uphold us, carry us, or provide for us!

a.       Others may fall but God will hold us up!

Psalm 37:17KJV

17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD upholdeth the righteous.

b.       Through all hard times even financial, he will help us carry us!

Isaiah 41:17-18KJV

17 When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I the LORD will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them. 18 I will open rivers in high places, and fountains in the midst of the valleys: I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water.

c.       Don’t allow yourself to just think about what you don’t have! Remember we have what we need!

Hebrews 13:5KJV

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.

Isaiah 43:2KJV

2 When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. 

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