Protected by the Lord

The weather has been crazy here in Austin the last couple of weeks.  They always say that if you don’t like the weather inTexas, stick around, it will change in a few hours.  That is the way it has been here the last couple of days.  Although the high today was 68°, just a few days ago it was below freezing.  As a matter of fact it got down to 25° and I had to bring in the plants from the back porch to protect them from the freeze.  There are some that are too large to bring in so I covered them with a couple of bed sheets and a blanket to protect them from the cold wind and freezing temperatures.  They are on the back porch on the southwest side of the house and are sheltered from the wind and with the extra layers of protection from the sheets and blankets wrapped around them, they weathered the storm.  That reminds me about what the bible says in 1 Peter 1:5.  Peter talks about the protection available to us from the Lord.  Peter says:

1 Peter 1:5  (we are God’s Children) who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 6 In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials,

Even though we face storms in our life that are uncomfortable and sometimes threaten our well being and even our survival, if we have given ourselves to Christ we are wrapped up in His love and in His marvelous grace.  In spite of any discomfort or trials that we face now, we should rejoice!  Our Lord promises us that He will never leave us nor forsake us (Hebrews 13:5).  He promises us that we can do all things through Him because He will strengthen us (Philippians 4:13).  He promises to see us through every trial or tribulation that we face (John 16:33).  We need not worry about the storms that life may send our way!   The Lord protects us and keeps us in His hands and in His Kingdom for eternity!  My goodness we serve a wonderful Savior!   I know that He can bring you through any challenge you face.  Stay strong in the faith, keep praying and place your trust in Him.

If you would like to know more about a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, you can send me an email directly at pastorpstephens@aol.com

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About pastorpstephens

I have been blessed to have served as a pastor and to have been involved in other ministries throughout the years. My wife Marta and I have been blessed with a wonderful family that includes our daughter, her husband and their two daughters and our son and his wife. Each of them are very special to us so please keep them all in your prayers. One truth that I always try to share with people I meet is that anything God asks you to do, He will help you to do. God has your back.
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