A comprehensive Bible definition of deliverance is God saving and rescuing His children either from danger or from themselves.
I love that definition of God our Savior, coming to our rescue to open our eyes to see His plan and desire for our lives.
One of God’s names is Jehovah-Nissi, The Lord is our banner, the One who fights for us. He knows what we need before we ask for it, and He's always there to deliver us. As we make ourselves available to Him and depend on Him, He will show up.
Deuteronomy 4:29 teaches us to seek God with all our hearts and souls, and if we do so, we will find Him.
Remember that God is omniscient and all-powerful. He is gracious and knows what's best for us. When we stop putting our trust in people and material things and depend entirely on Him, He promises to meet our needs.
Throughout the Bible, we find many examples that encourage us to seek and trust God when facing difficult situations in life.
In the book of Nahum, the people of Judah are terrified and in despair. The Assyrians have taken the northern kingdom of Israel in captivity.
God's people are desperately in need of a deliverer and HE sends the prophet Nahum to encourage and comfort them.
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego found themselves in a terrible situation. They were about to be burnt alive in a furnace because they disobeyed King Nebuchadnezzar's order to worship the golden image he had made.
The three men kept their faith and were ready to get in the furnace whether God delivered them or not.
They know that their God is a jealous God, and they are not supposed to worship any other gods. They trusted God and were delivered without even the smell of smoke on their clothes.
Even In our sufferings, God is there with us. When we're feeling hopeless and discouraged, we should remember to look to Him for hope and direction.
The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him. Nahum 1:7
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