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In His Shadow

When you are stuck in a rut and life’s not going your way how do you respond? Are you living in the shadow of anxiety and failure? Is dispair casting its shadow on you leaving you with feelings of hopelessness? Cast off that yoke of bondage and know the Lord cares. It’s time you start living in the shadow of the Lord.

The bible is filled with stories of people just like you and me who faced difficult situations. These stories were written so we can have hope. They remind us that God makes all the difference.

I think of the Israelites cornered in at the red sea, or David running for his life, or the disciples when Jesus asked them to feed the multitudes. They were all in difficult situations where they didn’t have the answers but God made a way. The stories are filled with people just like you and I facing impossible situations to show us that God can and will take us out from under the shadow of fear and into the shadow of the Almighty. They tell us of God’s faithfulness so we can have hope.

And finally, I think of the disciples after Jesus had been crucified. They all fled and feared for their lives. Jesus was about to change all that. He is the resurrection and hope and He took this fearful group and used them to turn the world upside down. He will do the same for us.

So if you find yourself to be in a hard situation let me encourage you to turn your eyes to Jesus because He will make all the difference. You are not forgotten and God loves you more than you will ever understand. God is with you, just believe.

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