by BJ Rudge, Ph.D.
A doctor’s report of a major health problem, the sudden loss of a job, or the unexpected death of a loved one can instantly change our lives. When these events arise – with or without warning – they will certainly test our faith. This is why it is so important we take steps every day to strengthen our faith in Jesus Christ. Through time in prayer and the reading of God’s Word, we can build a solid foundation to help us withstand any difficulty or tragedy that comes our way.
The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble (Psalms 9:9).
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble (Psalms 46:1).