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Some mornings I wake up and feel like praying, “Dear God, I don’t feel like you’re within a country mile of me.” Perhaps even during the day you feel that way. It may be you ate pickles and peanut butter on your cookies, and you just don’t feel good. Or it may simply be the ionic concentration in the atmosphere is off that has you “out of sorts.”

It is then that you need to remember that feelings are fickle, but facts are fixed, and pray, “Dear God, I don’t feel like you are here with me, BUT I know you are, therefore let’s you and me go get ’em.” That reality is based on the promises of God.

There are various kinds of promises in the Bible.

Some are to specific persons or groups at a given time only.

Some are directed to particular people, but the concept is relevant to all of us.

Some are applicable to all people for all time.

It is inappropriate to apply the first of these to us. We should be aware the second kind of these is not directed to us, but the principle is relevant to us. The third one is ours to enjoy fully. With that in mind, enjoy such promises daily.

“Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 ESV  It was directed to a certain people, but the principle applies to us.

Here are a couple that are germane in every life.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 4:6-7 ESV

“… he will not forsake his saints.” Psalm 37:28

Armed with such truth… go get ‘em.