1. God never delights in seeing his children struggle or suffer. But God does desire that we trust him no matter what the circumstances might look like.
  2. The essence of what it means to be a son or daughter of Abraham, an inheritor of the Abrahamic promise, was irrevocably tethered to faith.
  3. Jesus’s story in Luke 16 draws definitive attention to whom God helps — namely, God always comes close in order to help those who cannot help themselves.
  4. Christ shows up in the middle of our storms and our nightmares. That’s where he sets up shop.
  5. This is an excerpt from “Finding God in the Darkness: Hopeful Reflections from the Pits of Depression, Despair, and Disappointment” by Bradley Gray (1517 Publishing, 2023).
  6. No matter how far away they wander, God always hears the prayers of his children.
  7. The hardest thing you and I will ever be called to do is to believe that it is done already, that it really and truly is finished.
  8. All of Scripture, every last syllable of it, is meant to drive us to "consider Jesus," the One who comes to "make us right" by gifting us his righteousness.
  9. Both now and forever, the bruised and crucified Lord nailed to a cross is our assurance of deliverance.
  10. To “trust in God in trial” means we fight our battles by kneeling and praying to “the Holy One of Israel,” who works out our deliverance by himself.
  11. The undercurrent of Scripture is the sheer fact that Jehovah God is a God of his word.
  12. In the face of abject evil, these two faithfully cling to the words and truths of he alone who is Good, Jehovah God.
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