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He Holds My Hand in Hard Times and Good Times

January 12, 2018

We need the Lord to Hold Our Hand. If you listen to the news, you know our world is in turmoil.  Terrorist attacks, bombings, and hatred against police dominate the headlines these days. Plus, politicians viciously attack one another. We as women tend to shut all that out, but it’s pretty hard to ignore the chaos in our families. The holidays just ended and many of us had to work hard to deal with difficult family members.

Our children create problems too. They disobey, get sick, fight, have problems in school.

Consider this verse: My peace I give to you. My peace I leave with you. Not as the world gives, do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled  neither let it be afraid. John 14:27

So how can we get this gift of peace?

John fifteen talks about abiding in Christ.

Abide in Me and I in You. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine. John 15:4

That word ‘abide’ is a command, and it means to live there, make that place your home. The Apostle John continues that theme through the chapter. Look at verse nine of John fifteen.

Just as the Father has loved me, I have also loved you. Abide in my love.

That verb commands us to live, stay, remain in God’s love.

What are some ways we can stay there? Live in the midst of God’s love? What an amazing thought!

If we live in the midst of God’s love, we can find peace in the middle of tough times.

My guest today is Carol Kent, and she has written a devotion based on hard times she lived through.  He Holds My Hand is a beautiful devotional that demonstrates how much God loves us.

Learn more about her here.

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