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‘Yes, and I will continue to rejoice, for I know that through your prayers and God’s provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ what has happened to me will turn out for my deliverance.’ (Philippians 1:18-19)
Joy in uncertain times comes through ‘standing’ on what we know. Paul, in his imprisonment, trusted in the availability and strengthening of the Holy Spirit.
How would you feel if you were driving in an unfamiliar place and you were running out of petrol? You’d probably be worried about whether you could find a petrol station before breaking down.
Many of us approach life like this. We wonder if we’ll have sufficient resources to make it. However, Jesus promises that His presence will be with us and can empower us through prayer.
Paul rejoiced in the provision of the Spirit. He could say,
‘I can do all this through him who gives me strength.’ (Philippians 4:13)
Spend some time meditating on and praying out of Jesus promise of the Holy Spirit,
“I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.” (John 14:18)
COMMUNITY GROUP STUDY – JOY IN UNCERTAIN TIMES COMES FROM STANDING ON WHAT YOU KNOW
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