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Brought Out of Bondage

The Lord has brought us out of the bondage of the world so that He might bring us into His victories. Still, there is a tremendous problem that many people face. Sorrows can become so deeply entrenched that we find it difficult at times to really understand the intimacy of God. Some people feel almost lost-not lost to God, but lost in their problems and trials. They miss the intimacy they once had with God.

If you feel like you are in this place, God is saying to you, "I have seen your sorrows and I am very aware of them. I know them and I know you, and I am coming down personally to bring you out of these sorrows into a new intimacy with Me."

So many promises are relevant and consistent with this principle, as in Philippians 4:19: "My God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus." Above everything else, God desires intimacy with His people. Our sorrows, trials, and needs should bring us into this intimacy instead of taking away from our fellowship with Him, causing that relationship to become impersonal.

God wants our problems, whatever they are, to bring us into a greater experience of intimacy with Jesus Christ.

Carl H. Stevens

Carl H. Stevens

(1929-2008) pastored and established thriving churches and Bible colleges in Maine, Massachusetts, and Maryland. He also helped pioneer Christian talk radio through Telephone Time and the Grace Hour and authored nearly 500 books and booklets. See also the Carl H Stevens Memorial Site
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