June 21, 2019
Whether you are a David running from Saul or a Jonah hiding from God, the darkness surrounding both is overwhelming; nevertheless, God’s strength is timely. Conflict, hardship, and affliction surround the godly and the ungodly; they are no respecter of persons. What is unique between these two groups has everything to do with the object of their dependence. The fruit of either confidence or uncertainty is in direct proportion to the center of their dependency. God told Abraham, “I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless” (Gen. 17:1). The believer mining daily in the Scriptures, with determination to grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ, will face struggles differently than the one bent on the strength of their ability.