Pastor’s Corner

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By Rev. Dennis Van Gorp Family Life Christian Center

In John 17:15, we find Jesus praying, “My prayer is not that You take them out of the world but that You protect them from the evil one.”Psalm 23 tells us:“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for You are with me, Your rod and staff comfort me.”

When things go bad, our normal request is – God, get me out of this! Afraid for our lives, we only want to be away from the situation.

But God, with His great love, carefully guides and directs us through the turmoil and storms of our life. He is teaching us to trust in His judgment and to have faith in His leading. We must learn to hear His voice as He directs us along the right path.

Each experience we go through becomes a time of learning and maturing .The process is not always easy. Sometimes it is a struggle and time consuming. Regardless of the hardships, it builds strength in our heart and stamina in our emotions.

We gain the ability to hold on and persevere in the tough times. Personally, we become more conscious of the needs of others and less selfish. We gain confidence to face any obstacle.

Why? Because God is walking beside us, keeping us safe and showing us which path is the right one. An old song says: I’m learning to lean on Jesus. That is what we are doing: growing stronger in the Lord and walking in faith with Him! We experience peace in the midst of life’s storms, and life becomes a joy in the presence of our Lord.

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