I may be in the Living Bible from time to time. There are verses that really sink in and then of course it is best to return to the norm which is the New King James or the Ryrie Study Bible.
Can’t help wanting you to have what I have. I know we all have trials and believe it or not, there are benefits of trials.
Take a look at 2 Cor. 1:3-5. – again in the Living Bible.
“What a wonderful God we have – He is the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the source of every mercy and the one who so wonderfully comforts and strengthens us in our hardships and trials. And why does He do this? So that when others are troubled, needing our sympathy and encouragement, we can pass on to them this same help and comfort God has given us. You can be sure that the more we undergo sufferings for Christ, the more He will shower us with His comfort and encouragement.”
When I wrote my book, CrossBooks created a Blog for me so that others who were on the journey I was on could click over and see how another person was getting along.
I found, that even though I did horrible things, nothing that I was or am proud of, nonetheless I KNEW that the Lord had not left me. Friends left. Family left. But He had said in His Word that He would always be with me.
He simply had not made me a robot but had given to me a free will and boy was I ever exercising THAT option. But He never left. He was always there. Heb. 13:5b reads, “I will never ever leave you nor forsake you”. God cannot lie. Every promise He has ever made, He has kept.
And because of these very verses, I have been able to help people galore as they were journeying along. Only God. Only He can think of all the things that happen and go on in our lives and have His will and His power ready and willing to get active in our lives.
All glory and honor be to His name forever.
“Don’t go outside of obeying God to get something, because you will have to stay outside of God to keep it.” (Wise words)