Valley Baptist Church

305 Raymond Ave
San Francisco, CA 94134
415 467-6055

 It is not easy, but it's necessary

 There are so many things in this life that we go through that are not easy such as:                                - health challenges                                                                                                                                - marital ups and downs                                                                                                                        - financial issues                                                                                                                                  - job demands                                                                                                                                        - family matters                                                                                                                                    - daily decisions                                                                                                                                    - world troubles                                                                                                                                    - attacks from the Evil One       

Those of us who are in Christ must trust God and believe that what is happening will be used for our good, our strengthening, and our maturity (see Romans 8:28). God's purpose in all this is for us to be like His Son--the Potter (God Himself) is molding the clay (His people) to resemble Christ. This can sometimes make us apprehensive or it can even hurt. Whether we believe it or not, God's love is at work in our lives and we are never alone. This is His promise to His people.

So as we go through life, let us remember these words that God has personally spoken to me:            "It is not easy, but it is necessary."

"It is the LORD who goes before you. He will be with you; He will never leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed." -- Deuteronomy 31:8

"Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you; I will help you; I will hold on to you with My righteous right hand." -- Isaiah 41:10

"Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you." -- 1 Peter 5:7 






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