Friday 29th January
You, however, continue in the things you have learned and become convinced of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and that from childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.
When dark times come, stand on the foundation of Scripture and what you have seen of its impact in those who have helped you grow spiritually!
Timothy had been warned: dark times are coming. Now Paul explains how to best come through them. God is saying these same things to you. Don't interpret life by your feelings in those hard experiences. Cling to what you know of God. Trust Him. Remember those who have impacted you deeply for God and how trusting Him and His principles have worked out in their lives and follow their example.
Soak yourself in the Scriptures. God will speak to you through them and help you understand His ways. The Bible will show you how you can live in a way that allows God to work in and through you.
Author Kay Arthur says, "I believe the greater the pressure, the greater your need for time alone with Him."
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