The Lord is always near to us, even when the going gets tough.

"We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love all of you have for one another is increasing. Therefore, among God’s churches, we boast about your perseverance and faith in all the persecutions and trials you are enduring" (2 Thessalonians 1:3-4). Faith is growing. …

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God will give us the strength that we need to serve him with gladness.

"We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labour prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ" (1 Thessalonians 1:3). When some people use the words, "faith, love and hope", they does not speak of "our God and Father", and they do not speak of "our Lord Jesus …

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