Then, Friday night, I'm lying awake in bed, thanking the Lord that the day ended better than it started and my phone starts beeping. I'm thinking (at 11.17pm at night) it must be important. Before I get my hands on the phone it beeps again, by the time I have phoned my credit card company and cancelled my card urgently, 13 purchases have been made off my card IN BRAZIL!!!! In 10 minutes!!!! I'm in South Africa! Soooo not amused!
But I handle this event a little better because since the speed fine incident I have heard a pastor say that sometimes Christians face an onslaught of persecution! One thing happens, then the next and the next and the next and ..... And the pastor says the reason for this is the devil is trying to divert your attention from God's promises. The devil is trying to get you so upset and so worked up and he tries to get your focus off the Lord and His word.
The promise: Ps 34 v 19: Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.
Ex 3 v7-8: (paraphrased): And the Lord said, I have surely seen the affliction of My people... for I know their sorrows and sufferings and trials. (8) And I have come down to deliver them out of the hand and power of the Egyptians, and bring them to a land of milk and honey.
- God sees and knows
- He comes to deliver us out of ALL our afflictions
- He brings His people into favour!
Constant onslaught? Worry not! God will save you out of them ALL! Just stay focused on God's promises for you in your life!
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