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“From eternity to eternity I am God. No one can snatch anyone out of my hand. No one can undo what I have done.” Isaiah 43:13 I love this verse. Sometimes we just need a quick reminder of how powerful our God is. From beginning to end, He is God. From everlasting to everlasting, He is God. In the valley, He is God. On the mountain, He is God. In tragedy and disaster, He is God. In seasons of rejoicing and victory, He is God. No one, regardless of how powerful they may appear to be, can snatch anyone out…

His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!” Matthew 25:23, NIV. I love that this scripture doesn’t say, “Well done thy good and… prosperous  talented successful    ambitious     … person, mother, employee.” It says, faithful servant. Both servanthood and faithfulness are fleeting characteristics in our world. Commitments are lacking and promises are broken all of the time. Also, not many people desire to be a servant of the Lord. Too many people are trying to make a name for themselves by…

We all have them.  Some more than others.  James tells us to count them all joy (1:2), but it’s easier said than done. The book of Job offers wisdom for trusting God in times of distress.  When Job emerged from his test of faith, he told God, “I had only heard about you before, but now I have seen you with my own eyes” (Job 42:5 NLT).  Job’s trouble transformed his knowledge of God from “crumbs of rumors” (42:5 MSG) to feasts of faith.  Here are three reminders to help us grow spiritually during trial seasons: 1. God’s plan is…