Thursday, January 26, 2023, 11:09 am | No Comments »

 

The Bible story of Joseph, recorded in Genesis 37 and the subsequent chapters, is one of triumph over hardships. Joseph had unwavering faith in God's plan for his life.

Despite facing adversely difficult circumstances from age 17, Joseph rose to power as the second-in-command of Egypt.  

Here are 8 encouraging lessons we can learn from the story of Joseph. 

1) Trust in God’s plan

Even with a series of negative events happening in his life, Joseph realized that it was part of God’s plan. He said the following to his brothers when they went to look for food in Egypt.

And Joseph said to his brothers, “Please come near to me.” So they came near. Then he said: “I am Joseph, your brother, whom you sold into Egypt. But now, do not, therefore, be grieved or angry with yourselves because you sold me here; for God sent me before you to preserve life (Genesis 45: 4-5) 

2) Persevere in the face of adversity   

Joseph faced many challenges. He was hated by his brothers, who sold him into slavery. He was falsely accused of a crime by the wife of his master Potiphar and thrown in prison.

However, he persevered, demonstrated resilience, and always found a way to bounce back from difficult circumstances without complaining. 

3) Rely on God’s ability, wisdom, and discernment

When he noticed the gloomy faces of the king’s backer and cupbearer who had dreams that no one could interpret, he depended on his God-given ability and discernment to interpret their dreams.

And they said to him, “We each have had a dream, and there is no interpreter of it. ”So Joseph said to them, “Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell them to me, please.” (Genesis 40: 8)

He also depended on God to interpret Pharaoh’s dreams. 

Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, “It is not in me; God will give Pharaoh an answer of peace.” (Genesis 41:16)

Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Inasmuch as God has shown you all this, there is no one as discerning and wise as you. You shall be [a]over my house, and all my people shall be ruled according to your word; only in regard to the throne will I be greater than you.” (Genesis 41:39-40)

Joseph’s ability to interpret dreams and make wise decisions ultimately led to him becoming an influential leader in Egypt. 

4) Be obedient and faithful

Joseph was obedient to his father and God. He would obey when his father sent him. He refused to engage himself in sin against God by sinning with Potiphar’s wife.

There is no one greater in this house than I, nor has he kept back anything from me but you, because you are his wife. How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” (Genesis 39:9-10)

5) Truly forgive

Joseph’s brothers hated him because his father loved him. And when he started sharing his dreams with them, they hated him more. They plotted to kill him but ended up throwing him in a pit and later sold him as a slave in Egypt.

However, Joseph forgave his brothers for all their betrayal and even helped them when they came to him in need.

Always choose to forgive those who wrong you. 

6) Leadership

Joseph's wisdom and ability to lead and guide others made him an able and influential leader in Egypt. 

Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh, and went throughout all the land of Egypt. Now in the seven plentiful years the ground brought forth [a]abundantly. So he gathered up all the food of the seven years which were in the land of Egypt, and laid up the food in the cities; he laid up in every city the food of the fields which surrounded them. Joseph gathered very much grain, as the sand of the sea, until he stopped counting, for it was immeasurable (Genesis 41:46-49) 

7) Generosity

Joseph was charitable and generous in providing food for Egyptians and his family during the famine. 

Then Joseph gave a command to fill their sacks with grain, to restore every man’s money to his sack, and to give them provisions for the journey. Thus he did for them (Genesis 42:25)

And he commanded the steward of his house, saying, “Fill the men’s sacks with food, as much as they can carry…( Genesis 44:1) 

8) Exercise patience 

Joseph waited a long time for his dreams to come true. He demonstrated patience throughout difficult times and trials. 

Be patient with the plan and purposes of God for your life.

Want to learn more about Faith in God? Contact us today at Westside Bible Chapel through our website contact form or Facebook page.


Saturday, January 21, 2023, 01:23 am | No Comments »

 

As parents, we want what is best for our children. We want them to be healthy, wholesome, and to grow up to be successful, well-rounded adults. But more than anything, as Christians we want them to know, experience and have a personal relationship with God.

Raising godly children can be challenging. It takes time, patience, and a whole lot of prayer. But it is so worth it!

When our children know God, they have hope and purpose. They can weather the storms of life because they know they are loved by a Heavenly Father who has good plans for them.

The Importance of Raising Godly Children 

There are various ways we use to guide our children in knowing God. We teach them about God at home, pray with them and take them to church. But ultimately, the decision to follow God is up for them to decide. 

As parents, we can only do our best to point our children to Jesus and lead by example. We must also trust that God will work in their hearts and draw them to Himself.

Key Tips for Raising Godly Children 

It is becoming increasingly difficult to raise godly children in the modern day age. With the constant barrage of media and peer pressure, parents can quickly lose sight of what is truly important.

Here are two tips to help you raise godly children:

1. Teach your children about God

Teaching your child/children about God is crucial. It's important to help them to understand His love for them and His desire for them to live a godly life. Teach them how to read the Bible and pray to God.

Also, instill in them a desire to serve God and others.

In the Bible verses below, it’s clear that parents or guardians or the elderly are expected to teach children about God.

Only take heed to yourself, and diligently keep yourself, lest you forget the things your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. And teach them to your children and your grandchildren, especially concerning the day you stood before the Lord your God in Horeb, when the Lord said to me, ‘Gather the people to Me, and I will let them hear My words, that they may learn to fear Me all the days they live on the earth, and that they may teach their children.’ (Deuteronomy 4:9-10)

Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6)

2. Be a Godly Example

Your children will learn much more from your actions than your words. It’s thus important that you be a godly example for them to follow.

Let them see you praying, reading the Bible, worshipping God, being loving, being kind, serving others, and more. Show them how to live a life that is pleasing to God.

If you follow these two tips, you will be well on your way to raising godly children who will honor and glorify God all their lives.

Benefits of Raising Godly Children

There are many benefits to raising godly children.

First, your child/children will have a strong foundation in their faith which will anchor them throughout their lives.

Second, they will be able to develop a close relationship with God, which will give them strength and guidance for life. 

Third, they will be able to share their faith with others and be a witness to Christ. Finally, they become a blessing to you (their parent), family, and to all people in general.

What a blessing that is!

Want to learn more about Faith in God? Contact us today at Westside Bible Chapel through our website contact form or Facebook page.


Saturday, January 14, 2023, 02:05 pm | No Comments »

Trust never comes easy. It takes time and effort. No wonder trust is earned, and one must prove themselves trustworthy. 

While trusting people is difficult, we can TRUST GOD anytime and always. 

As we start a new year, we explore five key reasons why we can trust God. 

1) God knows and calls you by name 

Indeed, God knows and calls you by name. Here’s what the Bible says in Isaiah 43:1, 

But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob,

 And He who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine.

It’s so comforting to know that God knew us before we were formed in the womb (Jeremiah 1:5)

God says you belong to Him. A powerful enough reason to trust in God. 

2) God is faithful 

While humankind may not always be true, it is not the case with God. 

God is faithful to His Word and promises. Thus, He can be trusted. Even when we are unfaithful, God is faithful 

If we are faithless,

He remains faithful;

He cannot deny Himself (2Tim 2:13)

God’s faithfulness endures from one generation to another (Psalms 119:90) 

It’s written in Numbers 23:19,

God is not a man, that He should lie,

 Nor a son of man, that He should repent.

 Has He said, and will He not do?

 Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?

3) God is always with you 

God will never leave, forsake, or abandon you. You can rest assured that while man can forsake you, God is always there, with you and for you. 

The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave or forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged (Deuteronomy 31:8)

 …and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:20) 

He has promised, and He fulfills all His promises even in 2023, He will do it.

4) God has a plan for you 

Whether you have made plans for the new year or not, you can be assured that God has good ground plans for you this year.

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope (Jeremiah 29:11) 

God is wise and sees the big picture from start to finish. You can be limited but God is NOT. He knows both the present and the future. He also knows every detail in all situations and how to work everything out for your good this year.

5) God will fight for you 

God has promised that you won’t be doing life alone. 

When battles face you, He has promised to fight them for you. 

The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace (Exodus 14:14)

The Lord your God who goes before you will Himself fight on your behalf, just as He did for you in Egypt before your eyes… (Deuteronomy 1:30) 

More good news is that God will go ahead of you and deals with your enemies. You can also trust that He will be your rear guard.

We pray that you’ll trust God in 2023 and experience his faithfulness and goodness always.

Want to learn more about Faith in God? Contact us today at Westside Bible Chapel through our website contact form or Facebook page. 


Thursday, January 26, 2023, 11:09 am | No Comments »

 

The Bible story of Joseph, recorded in Genesis 37 and the subsequent chapters, is one of triumph over hardships. Joseph had unwavering faith in God's plan for his life.

Despite facing adversely difficult circumstances from age 17, Joseph rose to power as the second-in-command of Egypt.  

Here are 8 encouraging lessons we can learn from the story of Joseph. 

1) Trust in God’s plan

Even with a series of negative events happening in his life, Joseph realized that it was part of God’s plan. He said the following to his brothers when they went to look for food in Egypt.

And Joseph said to his brothers, “Please come near to me.” So they came near. Then he said: “I am Joseph, your brother, whom you sold into Egypt. But now, do not, therefore, be grieved or angry with yourselves because you sold me here; for God sent me before you to preserve life (Genesis 45: 4-5) 

2) Persevere in the face of adversity   

Joseph faced many challenges. He was hated by his brothers, who sold him into slavery. He was falsely accused of a crime by the wife of his master Potiphar and thrown in prison.

However, he persevered, demonstrated resilience, and always found a way to bounce back from difficult circumstances without complaining. 

3) Rely on God’s ability, wisdom, and discernment

When he noticed the gloomy faces of the king’s backer and cupbearer who had dreams that no one could interpret, he depended on his God-given ability and discernment to interpret their dreams.

And they said to him, “We each have had a dream, and there is no interpreter of it. ”So Joseph said to them, “Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell them to me, please.” (Genesis 40: 8)

He also depended on God to interpret Pharaoh’s dreams. 

Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, “It is not in me; God will give Pharaoh an answer of peace.” (Genesis 41:16)

Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Inasmuch as God has shown you all this, there is no one as discerning and wise as you. You shall be [a]over my house, and all my people shall be ruled according to your word; only in regard to the throne will I be greater than you.” (Genesis 41:39-40)

Joseph’s ability to interpret dreams and make wise decisions ultimately led to him becoming an influential leader in Egypt. 

4) Be obedient and faithful

Joseph was obedient to his father and God. He would obey when his father sent him. He refused to engage himself in sin against God by sinning with Potiphar’s wife.

There is no one greater in this house than I, nor has he kept back anything from me but you, because you are his wife. How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” (Genesis 39:9-10)

5) Truly forgive

Joseph’s brothers hated him because his father loved him. And when he started sharing his dreams with them, they hated him more. They plotted to kill him but ended up throwing him in a pit and later sold him as a slave in Egypt.

However, Joseph forgave his brothers for all their betrayal and even helped them when they came to him in need.

Always choose to forgive those who wrong you. 

6) Leadership

Joseph's wisdom and ability to lead and guide others made him an able and influential leader in Egypt. 

Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh, and went throughout all the land of Egypt. Now in the seven plentiful years the ground brought forth [a]abundantly. So he gathered up all the food of the seven years which were in the land of Egypt, and laid up the food in the cities; he laid up in every city the food of the fields which surrounded them. Joseph gathered very much grain, as the sand of the sea, until he stopped counting, for it was immeasurable (Genesis 41:46-49) 

7) Generosity

Joseph was charitable and generous in providing food for Egyptians and his family during the famine. 

Then Joseph gave a command to fill their sacks with grain, to restore every man’s money to his sack, and to give them provisions for the journey. Thus he did for them (Genesis 42:25)

And he commanded the steward of his house, saying, “Fill the men’s sacks with food, as much as they can carry…( Genesis 44:1) 

8) Exercise patience 

Joseph waited a long time for his dreams to come true. He demonstrated patience throughout difficult times and trials. 

Be patient with the plan and purposes of God for your life.

Want to learn more about Faith in God? Contact us today at Westside Bible Chapel through our website contact form or Facebook page.


Saturday, January 21, 2023, 01:23 am | No Comments »

 

As parents, we want what is best for our children. We want them to be healthy, wholesome, and to grow up to be successful, well-rounded adults. But more than anything, as Christians we want them to know, experience and have a personal relationship with God.

Raising godly children can be challenging. It takes time, patience, and a whole lot of prayer. But it is so worth it!

When our children know God, they have hope and purpose. They can weather the storms of life because they know they are loved by a Heavenly Father who has good plans for them.

The Importance of Raising Godly Children 

There are various ways we use to guide our children in knowing God. We teach them about God at home, pray with them and take them to church. But ultimately, the decision to follow God is up for them to decide. 

As parents, we can only do our best to point our children to Jesus and lead by example. We must also trust that God will work in their hearts and draw them to Himself.

Key Tips for Raising Godly Children 

It is becoming increasingly difficult to raise godly children in the modern day age. With the constant barrage of media and peer pressure, parents can quickly lose sight of what is truly important.

Here are two tips to help you raise godly children:

1. Teach your children about God

Teaching your child/children about God is crucial. It's important to help them to understand His love for them and His desire for them to live a godly life. Teach them how to read the Bible and pray to God.

Also, instill in them a desire to serve God and others.

In the Bible verses below, it’s clear that parents or guardians or the elderly are expected to teach children about God.

Only take heed to yourself, and diligently keep yourself, lest you forget the things your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. And teach them to your children and your grandchildren, especially concerning the day you stood before the Lord your God in Horeb, when the Lord said to me, ‘Gather the people to Me, and I will let them hear My words, that they may learn to fear Me all the days they live on the earth, and that they may teach their children.’ (Deuteronomy 4:9-10)

Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6)

2. Be a Godly Example

Your children will learn much more from your actions than your words. It’s thus important that you be a godly example for them to follow.

Let them see you praying, reading the Bible, worshipping God, being loving, being kind, serving others, and more. Show them how to live a life that is pleasing to God.

If you follow these two tips, you will be well on your way to raising godly children who will honor and glorify God all their lives.

Benefits of Raising Godly Children

There are many benefits to raising godly children.

First, your child/children will have a strong foundation in their faith which will anchor them throughout their lives.

Second, they will be able to develop a close relationship with God, which will give them strength and guidance for life. 

Third, they will be able to share their faith with others and be a witness to Christ. Finally, they become a blessing to you (their parent), family, and to all people in general.

What a blessing that is!

Want to learn more about Faith in God? Contact us today at Westside Bible Chapel through our website contact form or Facebook page.


Saturday, January 14, 2023, 02:05 pm | No Comments »

Trust never comes easy. It takes time and effort. No wonder trust is earned, and one must prove themselves trustworthy. 

While trusting people is difficult, we can TRUST GOD anytime and always. 

As we start a new year, we explore five key reasons why we can trust God. 

1) God knows and calls you by name 

Indeed, God knows and calls you by name. Here’s what the Bible says in Isaiah 43:1, 

But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob,

 And He who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine.

It’s so comforting to know that God knew us before we were formed in the womb (Jeremiah 1:5)

God says you belong to Him. A powerful enough reason to trust in God. 

2) God is faithful 

While humankind may not always be true, it is not the case with God. 

God is faithful to His Word and promises. Thus, He can be trusted. Even when we are unfaithful, God is faithful 

If we are faithless,

He remains faithful;

He cannot deny Himself (2Tim 2:13)

God’s faithfulness endures from one generation to another (Psalms 119:90) 

It’s written in Numbers 23:19,

God is not a man, that He should lie,

 Nor a son of man, that He should repent.

 Has He said, and will He not do?

 Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?

3) God is always with you 

God will never leave, forsake, or abandon you. You can rest assured that while man can forsake you, God is always there, with you and for you. 

The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave or forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged (Deuteronomy 31:8)

 …and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:20) 

He has promised, and He fulfills all His promises even in 2023, He will do it.

4) God has a plan for you 

Whether you have made plans for the new year or not, you can be assured that God has good ground plans for you this year.

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope (Jeremiah 29:11) 

God is wise and sees the big picture from start to finish. You can be limited but God is NOT. He knows both the present and the future. He also knows every detail in all situations and how to work everything out for your good this year.

5) God will fight for you 

God has promised that you won’t be doing life alone. 

When battles face you, He has promised to fight them for you. 

The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace (Exodus 14:14)

The Lord your God who goes before you will Himself fight on your behalf, just as He did for you in Egypt before your eyes… (Deuteronomy 1:30) 

More good news is that God will go ahead of you and deals with your enemies. You can also trust that He will be your rear guard.

We pray that you’ll trust God in 2023 and experience his faithfulness and goodness always.

Want to learn more about Faith in God? Contact us today at Westside Bible Chapel through our website contact form or Facebook page. 


Thursday, January 26, 2023, 11:09 am | No Comments »

 

The Bible story of Joseph, recorded in Genesis 37 and the subsequent chapters, is one of triumph over hardships. Joseph had unwavering faith in God's plan for his life.

Despite facing adversely difficult circumstances from age 17, Joseph rose to power as the second-in-command of Egypt.  

Here are 8 encouraging lessons we can learn from the story of Joseph. 

1) Trust in God’s plan

Even with a series of negative events happening in his life, Joseph realized that it was part of God’s plan. He said the following to his brothers when they went to look for food in Egypt.

And Joseph said to his brothers, “Please come near to me.” So they came near. Then he said: “I am Joseph, your brother, whom you sold into Egypt. But now, do not, therefore, be grieved or angry with yourselves because you sold me here; for God sent me before you to preserve life (Genesis 45: 4-5) 

2) Persevere in the face of adversity   

Joseph faced many challenges. He was hated by his brothers, who sold him into slavery. He was falsely accused of a crime by the wife of his master Potiphar and thrown in prison.

However, he persevered, demonstrated resilience, and always found a way to bounce back from difficult circumstances without complaining. 

3) Rely on God’s ability, wisdom, and discernment

When he noticed the gloomy faces of the king’s backer and cupbearer who had dreams that no one could interpret, he depended on his God-given ability and discernment to interpret their dreams.

And they said to him, “We each have had a dream, and there is no interpreter of it. ”So Joseph said to them, “Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell them to me, please.” (Genesis 40: 8)

He also depended on God to interpret Pharaoh’s dreams. 

Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, “It is not in me; God will give Pharaoh an answer of peace.” (Genesis 41:16)

Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Inasmuch as God has shown you all this, there is no one as discerning and wise as you. You shall be [a]over my house, and all my people shall be ruled according to your word; only in regard to the throne will I be greater than you.” (Genesis 41:39-40)

Joseph’s ability to interpret dreams and make wise decisions ultimately led to him becoming an influential leader in Egypt. 

4) Be obedient and faithful

Joseph was obedient to his father and God. He would obey when his father sent him. He refused to engage himself in sin against God by sinning with Potiphar’s wife.

There is no one greater in this house than I, nor has he kept back anything from me but you, because you are his wife. How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” (Genesis 39:9-10)

5) Truly forgive

Joseph’s brothers hated him because his father loved him. And when he started sharing his dreams with them, they hated him more. They plotted to kill him but ended up throwing him in a pit and later sold him as a slave in Egypt.

However, Joseph forgave his brothers for all their betrayal and even helped them when they came to him in need.

Always choose to forgive those who wrong you. 

6) Leadership

Joseph's wisdom and ability to lead and guide others made him an able and influential leader in Egypt. 

Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh, and went throughout all the land of Egypt. Now in the seven plentiful years the ground brought forth [a]abundantly. So he gathered up all the food of the seven years which were in the land of Egypt, and laid up the food in the cities; he laid up in every city the food of the fields which surrounded them. Joseph gathered very much grain, as the sand of the sea, until he stopped counting, for it was immeasurable (Genesis 41:46-49) 

7) Generosity

Joseph was charitable and generous in providing food for Egyptians and his family during the famine. 

Then Joseph gave a command to fill their sacks with grain, to restore every man’s money to his sack, and to give them provisions for the journey. Thus he did for them (Genesis 42:25)

And he commanded the steward of his house, saying, “Fill the men’s sacks with food, as much as they can carry…( Genesis 44:1) 

8) Exercise patience 

Joseph waited a long time for his dreams to come true. He demonstrated patience throughout difficult times and trials. 

Be patient with the plan and purposes of God for your life.

Want to learn more about Faith in God? Contact us today at Westside Bible Chapel through our website contact form or Facebook page.


Saturday, January 21, 2023, 01:23 am | No Comments »

 

As parents, we want what is best for our children. We want them to be healthy, wholesome, and to grow up to be successful, well-rounded adults. But more than anything, as Christians we want them to know, experience and have a personal relationship with God.

Raising godly children can be challenging. It takes time, patience, and a whole lot of prayer. But it is so worth it!

When our children know God, they have hope and purpose. They can weather the storms of life because they know they are loved by a Heavenly Father who has good plans for them.

The Importance of Raising Godly Children 

There are various ways we use to guide our children in knowing God. We teach them about God at home, pray with them and take them to church. But ultimately, the decision to follow God is up for them to decide. 

As parents, we can only do our best to point our children to Jesus and lead by example. We must also trust that God will work in their hearts and draw them to Himself.

Key Tips for Raising Godly Children 

It is becoming increasingly difficult to raise godly children in the modern day age. With the constant barrage of media and peer pressure, parents can quickly lose sight of what is truly important.

Here are two tips to help you raise godly children:

1. Teach your children about God

Teaching your child/children about God is crucial. It's important to help them to understand His love for them and His desire for them to live a godly life. Teach them how to read the Bible and pray to God.

Also, instill in them a desire to serve God and others.

In the Bible verses below, it’s clear that parents or guardians or the elderly are expected to teach children about God.

Only take heed to yourself, and diligently keep yourself, lest you forget the things your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. And teach them to your children and your grandchildren, especially concerning the day you stood before the Lord your God in Horeb, when the Lord said to me, ‘Gather the people to Me, and I will let them hear My words, that they may learn to fear Me all the days they live on the earth, and that they may teach their children.’ (Deuteronomy 4:9-10)

Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6)

2. Be a Godly Example

Your children will learn much more from your actions than your words. It’s thus important that you be a godly example for them to follow.

Let them see you praying, reading the Bible, worshipping God, being loving, being kind, serving others, and more. Show them how to live a life that is pleasing to God.

If you follow these two tips, you will be well on your way to raising godly children who will honor and glorify God all their lives.

Benefits of Raising Godly Children

There are many benefits to raising godly children.

First, your child/children will have a strong foundation in their faith which will anchor them throughout their lives.

Second, they will be able to develop a close relationship with God, which will give them strength and guidance for life. 

Third, they will be able to share their faith with others and be a witness to Christ. Finally, they become a blessing to you (their parent), family, and to all people in general.

What a blessing that is!

Want to learn more about Faith in God? Contact us today at Westside Bible Chapel through our website contact form or Facebook page.


Saturday, January 14, 2023, 02:05 pm | No Comments »

Trust never comes easy. It takes time and effort. No wonder trust is earned, and one must prove themselves trustworthy. 

While trusting people is difficult, we can TRUST GOD anytime and always. 

As we start a new year, we explore five key reasons why we can trust God. 

1) God knows and calls you by name 

Indeed, God knows and calls you by name. Here’s what the Bible says in Isaiah 43:1, 

But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob,

 And He who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine.

It’s so comforting to know that God knew us before we were formed in the womb (Jeremiah 1:5)

God says you belong to Him. A powerful enough reason to trust in God. 

2) God is faithful 

While humankind may not always be true, it is not the case with God. 

God is faithful to His Word and promises. Thus, He can be trusted. Even when we are unfaithful, God is faithful 

If we are faithless,

He remains faithful;

He cannot deny Himself (2Tim 2:13)

God’s faithfulness endures from one generation to another (Psalms 119:90) 

It’s written in Numbers 23:19,

God is not a man, that He should lie,

 Nor a son of man, that He should repent.

 Has He said, and will He not do?

 Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?

3) God is always with you 

God will never leave, forsake, or abandon you. You can rest assured that while man can forsake you, God is always there, with you and for you. 

The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave or forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged (Deuteronomy 31:8)

 …and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:20) 

He has promised, and He fulfills all His promises even in 2023, He will do it.

4) God has a plan for you 

Whether you have made plans for the new year or not, you can be assured that God has good ground plans for you this year.

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope (Jeremiah 29:11) 

God is wise and sees the big picture from start to finish. You can be limited but God is NOT. He knows both the present and the future. He also knows every detail in all situations and how to work everything out for your good this year.

5) God will fight for you 

God has promised that you won’t be doing life alone. 

When battles face you, He has promised to fight them for you. 

The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace (Exodus 14:14)

The Lord your God who goes before you will Himself fight on your behalf, just as He did for you in Egypt before your eyes… (Deuteronomy 1:30) 

More good news is that God will go ahead of you and deals with your enemies. You can also trust that He will be your rear guard.

We pray that you’ll trust God in 2023 and experience his faithfulness and goodness always.

Want to learn more about Faith in God? Contact us today at Westside Bible Chapel through our website contact form or Facebook page. 


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