3 Things to Remember When You’re Suffering

1. He is still with us and He is still in control.

Even if it doesn’t appear that way – He is. The story of Joseph comes to mind. His brothers wanted to kill him but they settled on selling him into slavery. The bible doesn’t record it but we can imagine what must have been going through Joseph’s mind. His own brothers wanted to kill him. His own brothers sold him into slavery. He gets to Egypt and things settle down for a while and then it happens again – Potiphar’s wife makes a scandal on his name and to prison he goes innocently.

But when we look closely at the story, one of the things that stands out in Genesis 39 where that story is found is the constant repetition of the phrase ‘the Lord was with Joseph’. Through all that he had gone through and all that he was going through and all that he would go through, the Lord was with Joseph. And that little phrase changes the whole tone of the story. It is what makes the difference and gives us present believers the assurance that no matter what we are going through God is with us and He is in control of the situation.

God’s word says it over and over but one of my favorite passages of comfort is Isaiah 43:2 says “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.

Dear believer, God is still with you and He is still in control of what you are going through.

Simone Williams

Written by Simone Williams


Simone is a high-school teacher who loves reading especially the Bible and spending time in prayer.

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Thank you father

Protect me god for my enemies are many in you r government i love you god turn there hearts help me god

srry its God nt god wen u write god that means u are talking about the idols


Oh thank u my lord


Amen..And Amen..


I felt like all these words were spoken for me at this very point of dissapointment and struggle. Thank you for this encouragement.

Heather Lyn ❤️❤️

Amen,thank you WOW

Linda Miller Fonseca

Amen !

Amen and amen thank you God for always being with me

Amen I needed to hear this myself!

Thank you Jesus Amen

Amen. I can’t tell you how much I needed to see this during this season of my life.

It was really lift my spirit thanks alot.

Amen….I needed to hear this right now, as I am going through a life storm….but, I know that God is in control!

Tasha Renae Tia Lee Sheila V Bibbs

Very Encouraging

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