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God Has A Purpose For Your Challenges

…and it’s not what you may think!

Are you feeling down this Christmas Season? Overwhelmed by circumstances around you? Our Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake Sr. wants you to know that God has a blessing on the other side of your trials.  Read his devotional below.

What do you do when your expectations crash on the rocks of despair…What do you do when it seems that God has changed His mind about you? Sometimes God can so Bless us that we think we’re in some kind of special category of Blessing…Then on the other hand, sometimes it seems that God begins to snatch back Blessings formerly given to us.

Sometimes it seems that God does not behave like we expected God to behave.  I’m hearing from a lot of people who feel that God was just not there when they needed Him. They experienced 



Death of a loved one or loss…

Under circumstances like these, some people begin to wonder, ‘Where is God when I need Him?’”

But what God has provided for you is just what you need.


“The greater the level to which an individual is to rise, the greater the trial God takes that person through” – Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr.

I’ve got a word of encouragement for you today. I’ve got a word of hope…God has not moved to punish you. Sometimes God wants to bring glory to Himself in a special way. Sometimes he moves just because he wants to test our faith. Sometimes God just moves because He’s God. Sometimes God moves to develop unexposed powers and abilities within us. 

The greater the level to which an individual is to rise, the greater the trial God takes that person through. He wants us to trust Him, to expand into a new area, to give us a new testimony… 

…to give us a miracle. 

Learn to allow God to choose what He chooses for you. The best prayer you can pray is 

‘Thy Will be done.’

Know that God will never leave you.

SCRIPTURAL REFERENCES: Exodus 14:19-31; Isaiah 52:12; Exodus 12:37-38; 13:20-22, Matthew 27:46; Isaiah 43:19; Isaiah 54:17; Deuteronomy 28:2-3; Psalm 23:6; Deuteronomy 31:6-8; Psalm 34:7.