I wanted to share this declaration that I wrote back in 2003. Though I stumbled across it today among my papers, it is as “real to me” as ever! In fact, even more so…for trials have indeed intensified in my own life since 2003. I believe I’m to share this today, to minister to someone else’s heart. Maybe you will see, that our hard times, and God seeing us through them, makes for added peace and strength. If there is to ever be a similar trial or testing, FEAR will hold no place! No TORMENT.
And we can comfort others too, in their trials, for we have walked through similar, and found God faithful to those whose trust is In Him.
God is With Me
I have been poor. I do not fear poverty, for God is with me.
I have been ill. I do not fear illness, for God is with me.
I have been successful. I do not fear success, for God is with me.
I have been misunderstood and criticized. I do not fear man, for God is with me.
I have been far from home. I do not fear going anywhere, for God is with me.
I have been loved. I do not fear loving again, for God is with me.
I have been betrayed. I do not fear betrayal again, for God is with me.
What do I fear? Can anything be against me, if God is with me?
Written by Elizabeth Norland – 1/2/2003 (Shared 1/8/2012)
Here is also a scripture passage that rings true, with this, my declaration:
Praise to the God of All Comfort
3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. 5 For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ. 6 If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. 7 And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort. 2 CORINTHIANS 1:3-7
AND HOLD ONTO THESE COMFORTING VERSES:
17 The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. 18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. 19 A righteous man may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all…