Exodus 3:7 - The LORD said, "I have surely seen the affliction of My people who are in Egypt, and have given heed to their cry because of their taskmasters, for I am aware of their sufferings. NASU
What James is telling us is God, our Heavenly Father, doesn't change. He isn't one way today and changes tomorrow. There is "no variation" with God. He is dependable. We can trust Him.
This is also true of Jesus, the Son of God, as the apostle Paul tells us in the book of Hebrews 13:8 - Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
I have been asked to preach at the congregation where Barbara and I worship in May. The message I am going to share is about what it means to have Jesus in your boat (or life) from Luke 8:22f.
One of my take away points is this with Jesus in your boat be prepared for storms. His disciples came to Him and said, "Master, Master, we are perishing."
Some of these men were fishermen. They made their living on the Sea of Galilee. How many storms do you think they had previously encountered? Yet, this time they tell Him we are about to die.
It had to have been a very difficult storm for them to believe they were all going to die.
I guarantee it.
God not only sees your sufferings, but He is the One who will never forsake you. He saw the sufferings of the Israelites and He sees yours.
He is the One you want to turn to in times of trouble. He is the One who sees what we are going through, hears our prayers, and answers them.
God is Faithful and we must remain faithful to Him.
Think About This:
Faith helps us face the music, even when we don't like the tune.
Gary A. Serago
Minister of God's Word
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