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Major Truths from Minor Prophets: How Great is Our God!

The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him.
 Nahum 1:7

I want to testify of the truth of this verse. I hope my readers will take heart as they hear how I have taken refuge in the strength of God.
My husband and I endured the death of our second little boy – who had a heart abnormality. We didn’t blame God.  It is amazing to me that so many babies are born with ten toes, ten fingers, and healthy hearts.
We felt the love of God as we recovered from the disappointment. Eighteen months later we were blessed with a healthy baby girl.
In the same year I experienced the death of my father and my only brother. During that time we received so many potted plants that I felt as if I never wanted to see a chrysanthemum again.
We eventually took my brothers’ son and daughter into our home. Then we had three teenagers and a preteen. Talk about a lifestyle change… I may write a book about that experience. I think I’ll title it Shock Waves.

My mother was a stroke victim for ten years. She required much care. As the only child left I had the major responsibility for her care. She lived the last three years with us.  That was a blessing in disguise. You would understand if you had known Mother.
My troubles were minor compared to some of yours. Single moms find themselves in valleys of despair. Some of you deal with wayward children.  Many of today’s families face dire financial problems.  Others have special needs children. Heath issues don’t discriminate – they invade all ages. Problems in life go on and on. I am only sharing mine because God was my refuge in these troubled times.
God is sufficient. Take heart in His Word. Christ told us, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:9). The psalmist wrote, What time I am afraid, I will trust in you (Psalm 56:3).
When you are going through trying times, depend on Him. If you are a Christian  you have direct access to God through Jesus Christ. Spend time with Him in prayer. Read His Word. It’s there for you to soak up comfort through the words inspired by the Holy Spirit.
If you don’t have a relationship with God, please contact me and I will share with you the marvelous truth of the gospel of Christ.
Dear Father, I hope my readers feel the love of God through my testimony. Help them depend on you for help in time of need. You are truly a refuge from any problem.

Janice Yandell

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