…rest on (trust, believe with all you can and find peace in) the promises that He is very well there and alive in your present situation. One of the many tricks of the enemy is to make us feel that God isn’t here. The enemy make us feel God isn’t working on our behalf and we have to fight, and fight alone. But that’s far from the truth! God is our helper. The Holy Spirit is our helper. He fights for us because He is with us, and He has called His children victorious!
Have you ever had a big sister or big brother take up for you when you were in school? Did they ever have to step in and fight for you when someone was picking at you in school? And what did they do? They pushed you back, as they went toe to toe with your enemy. Same in this case! God pushes you to the back for a while, as He steps in and goes head to head with the enemy.
Here are some of the promises in the bible to meditate on and to find comfort in. (As a refresher, a promise is a declaration or assurance that God will do a particular thing or that a particular thing will happen!)
Deuteronomy 31: 6 & 8 Amplified Bible (AMP)
Be strong, courageous, and firm; fear not nor be in terror before them, for it is the Lord your God Who goes with you; He will not fail you or forsake you.
He will [march] with you; He will not fail you or let you go or forsake you; [let there be no cowardice or flinching, but] fear not, neither become broken [in spirit—depressed, dismayed, and unnerved with alarm].
Lamentations 3:25 Amplified Bible (AMP)
The Lord is good to those who wait hopefully and expectantly for Him, to those who seek Him [inquire of and for Him and require Him by right of necessity and on the authority of God’s word].
Joshua 1:9 Amplified Bible (AMP)
Have not I commanded you? Be strong, vigorous, and very courageous. Be not afraid, neither be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
Isaiah 41:10 Amplified Bible (AMP)
Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with My [victorious] right hand of rightness and justice.
Jeremiah 1:8 Amplified Bible (AMP)
Be not afraid of them [their faces], for I am with you to deliver you, says the Lord.
Psalm 23:4 Amplified Bible (AMP)
Yes, though I walk through the [deep, sunless] valley of the shadow of death, I will fear or dread no evil, for You are with me; Your rod [to protect] and Your staff [to guide], they comfort me.
Psalm 121:5 Amplified Bible (AMP)
The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand [the side not carrying a shield].
Matthew 28:20 Amplified Bible (AMP)
[Jesus} Teaching them to observe everything that I have commanded you, and behold, I am with you all the days (perpetually, uniformly, and on every occasion), to the [very] close and consummation of the age. Amen (so let it be).
Hebrews 13:5 Amplified Bible (AMP)
Let your character or moral disposition be free from love of money [including greed, avarice, lust, and craving for earthly possessions] and be satisfied with your present [circumstances and with what you have]; for He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!]