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91. AMA: How Do I Keep Looking to God in the Hard Times? Part 1

October 16, 2023 Jamie Kirschner Season 2 Episode 91
UncommonTEEN: The Podcast for Christian Teen Girls
91. AMA: How Do I Keep Looking to God in the Hard Times? Part 1
Show Notes

On this week''s AMA episode, Anna asks, "How do we keep looking to God even during hard times? Sometimes I struggle with not looking to God as soon as something goes wrong but I want to."

 Anna, this is such a great question. This is going to be a two part series, because I want you to really get this! 

 It most likely comes to no surprise to you all that we are living in some very interesting times. The world is getting darker and darker. Every time you turn on the news, it seems like there’s something else to be concerned about. We are living in a world where it seems like everyone is so confused, they don’t know what’s right and what’s wrong anymore, they are without hope…and then on top of that we have an enemy who’s number one goal is what John 10:10 tells us…it’s to come into our lives, to steal, to kill and to destroy. 

So, with all this craziness, how do we keep looking to God even in the hard times?

 Well, first of all, let me tell you…there is hope! As Christians, when the world is so confused and have questions…they don’t have answers, but as Christians, we do have answers and we do have hope. 

 Ladies, this world is going to get darker and darker, but we have hope! Isaiah 60 verses 1-3 says, “Arise, Jerusalem! Let your light shine for all to see. For the glory of the Lord rises to shine on you. Darkness as black as night covers all the nations of the earth, (this is talking about what we’re seeing today) but the glory of the Lord rises and appears over you. All nations will come to your light; mighty kings will come to see your radiance.”

 Ladies, while this world is getting darker and darker…God says you as a part of the body of Christ are going to get brighter and brighter! People will be amazed by your brightness, and they will be drawn to you. They want what you have!

 Ladies, you don’t have to worry about the enemy…you don’t have to worry about his agenda to steal, to kill and to destroy. You can stand strong and have hope even in the darkest of times. You have a God who is fighting for you. Who will never leave you nor turn His back on you. 

Deuteronomy 1:30 says, “The Lord your God is going ahead of you. He will fight for you, just as you saw him do in Egypt.” This is talking about what Moses freed the Israelites with the of God from the Egyptian people who were holding them as slaves. 

Deuteronomy 31 says, “So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.”

How do we stand strong and courageous. How do we not allow ourselves to be afraid and panic. And as Anna asked, "how do

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