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Tips for Staying Dry on a Rainy Day

“This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says: In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it.” Isaiah 30: 15. The Israelites did not want to spend time seeking God. They depended upon their own strength and weapon of warfare, which were what they relied on to sort out their problems and fight their enemies at the time.

No matter how trivial the crisis may appear, God expects us to turn to Him in prayer, for under His wings should we abide. As we spend time in his presence we grow in confidence and in understanding of who He is and what He can do. It is this knowledge and strength that will keep our faith strong in difficult times.

Friends and family will provide advice on how to resolve the problem we are encountering. Some of them may appear sensible and doable, but the advice may not be in the plan of God for us. There is a common phrase that an apple may appear ripe to eat but it could be full of worms. An advice may look good to take up at face value but could be full of pitfalls.

The devil can disguise itself as an angel of light. This is why we have to turn to God for solutions. Sometimes his solution may appear far fetched but obedience will produce good fruit. Beware of the devil's deceit. Pray over any advice given and allow the Spirit of God to confirm the perfect will of God in whatever situation we find ourselves.

"Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walk about seeking whom he may devour" 1 Peter 5:8. "With flattery he will corrupt those who have violated the covenant, but the people who know their God will firmly resist him" Daniel 11: 32.

"If you faint in the day of adversity your strength is small" Proverbs 24:10. Develop your strength through prayers. "Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power" Ephesians 6:10 Worrying and panicking may be the order of the day to some. Christians find strength in prayers, during their quiet time with God and in the knowledge they have of their God. "For this is the confidence we have that whatever we ask anything according to His will He hears us" 1 John 5:14.

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