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ALIZA LATTA is a writer, artist, and pastor who is a huge fan of telling stories. She creates content for Canada’s largest youth conference, Change Conference, and is a church planter in Ontario, Canada. Her artwork and writing have been featured in publications for LifeWay, Dayspring, and (in)courage. She is...

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  1. Thank you for this! It is so true, so many times we want a certain feeling, not realizing that God is doing exactly what we need, we just need to trust more. Blessings!

  2. Simply beautiful! Our church has gone through a really hard hurtful season that without trusting He was good & He was working even when it didn’t appear or feel like it would have been even more hard & hurtful. Praise Him He is faithful!!!

  3. Thank you Aliza ~ such an important message & you’ve done a beautiful job relating it.

  4. Thank you for this. It teaches you trust no matter what. Our church is very small 30 if even that it. We are trying to trust God to keep it open. As we the faithful members believe it should say open. In God timing we will get more people to come to it. But sometimes it hard to trust especially if you don’t feel God at work. One time the Church I go was giving with alot of people and kids. It had even a charity shop it gone. We all are standing on the promises in God’s word were it says were two are three are gathered God is there. It hard at times but we keep looking on to him. Thank you for today’s reading. Excellent. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little xx

  5. Thank you for this reminder. No matter what season or valley we are in, God hears us, and knows what we are going through. Knowing He is near and present helps to know we are not alone. It is the hope we all need. 🙂

  6. I think that too many Christians, truly Believe, that God (Jesus, Holy Spirit & Father) is Only with Us, when we feel him. This is an experiencial Belief, based on our emotions. I’ve had to stand on God’s Promises & my Faith for the last 40+ years, to believe that God is with me, surrounding, & upholding me. Why?Because chronic Depression has dulled my emotions in that time.

    Though I wouldn’t want my experience on others, a benefit it’s had is to only be able to rely on God’s Word. Every day, putting “on the full armour of God, & having done all to Stand, to stand strong.”

    I’m also believing that one day God will completely heal my Depression Completely, so I can feel His Presence, & all my emotions; whether her on earth or in Heaven.

    • I can empathize with you El Morehead. I too suffer with depression and when it’s grip is strong I do not feel God’s presence. It is often difficult to remember that He IS always there with me. During those times I try to remember the days that I would talk about Jesus with the kids in my classroom (before I retired). Seeing the excitement on their faces and watching their hands go up with questions…the Holy Spirit was definitely right there with me and I DEFINITELY felt God’s presence!

  7. Aliza,

    I have been in both big & small churches. For me the smaller the better. Last Sunday we sang a song the included “I need you, Lord I need you now”. Just singing those words brought tears to my eyes. It was my confession that I needed Jesus & His healing touch for pain in my right hand. I would trust God to do what He thought best. I know His presence is always with me even when my emotions don’t feel it. God is inviting me to surrender my life & all its trials to Him.

    Blessings 🙂