Series: God's Presence and Promise

We all face challenging times. Some hardships are small and short-lived, while others are especially difficult and leave lasting scars. One of our great assurances as believers is that Jesus knows we will have trouble, but he has overcome on our behalf (John 16:33). As you experience trials, rest in God’s presence and take joy in his promises to you.

God's Presence and Promise

A Very Present Help

Read: Psalm 46 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. (v. 7) Hardship + Worry = Feelings of Isolation. I allow this equation

God's Presence and Promise

God, Our Refuge

Read: Psalm 121 The LORD is your keeper; the LORD is your shade on your right hand. (v. 5) The game of soccer fills a portion of our family calendar

God's Presence and Promise


Read: Job 3:20-26 Why is light given to a man whose way is hidden, whom God has hedged in? (v. 23) I am sitting in our local library as I

God's Presence and Promise

In Times of Uncertainty

Read: Matthew 6:25-34 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? (v. 27) “Your biopsy results came back and both are

God's Presence and Promise


Read: 1 Samuel 1:9-17 But Hannah answered, “No, my lord, I am a woman troubled in spirit. I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but I have been pouring

God's Presence and Promise

Mere Man

Read: Psalm 56 When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. (v. 3) In the United States, many people remember where they were on September 11, 2001. The

God's Presence and Promise


Read: Matthew 11:25-30 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. (v. 28) In 1894, Labor Day became a federal holiday in

God's Presence and Promise

Overcome Evil

Read: Romans 12:14-21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. (v. 21) Sometimes, I feel like there is evil all around me. I hear about a

God's Presence and Promise


Read: 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 For when I am weak, then I am strong. (v. 10) In Paul’s second letter to the believers in Corinth, he addresses many subjects: a previous