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God’s Encouragement for Changing Times

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As I sought the Lord recently, I received some words of encouragement that I want to share with you today.

Focus on new doors. Jesus tells us in ,

“See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it.”

Our world is changing rapidly, so it can be tempting to stay with the familiar. Yet when new doors open, we should ask Him to show us which ones to enter and what steps to take. God can see the end from the beginning, and He knows what He is doing.

We will see the hand of God and the finger of God. We should reach up to God like little children, knowing there is no safer place to be than with Daddy. His hand will support us and protect us.


Neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God…

We will also see God’s finger at work. says the Ten Commandments were written by God’s finger, and tells us Jesus used it to cast out demons. We have seen many miracles in the past, and we should look for more demonstrations of God’s power in the future. It will be undeniable when He moves.

Expect God to act. We must not look at our circumstances or rely on what our senses tell us. No matter what we are facing, we should trust God to move. He has promised, and He will uphold His Word.

Go forth into new things. Let’s obey when God calls, even if we are stretched. All we have to do is take those first steps. He is our provider, and He will send the resources. If the Dow drops, that is not our God. Our God is greater, more powerful, and able to do exceedingly above all we could ask.


Ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy; giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light.

We have the great privilege of preaching His glorious Gospel and laying up treasure in heaven. So as He calls, let’s respond with joy, “Here we are, Lord; send us!” God bless you.


Scripture is quoted from the Holy Bible, New King James Version, copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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About The Author


GORDON ROBERTSON is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Christian Broadcasting Network, as well as a member of CBN’s Board of Directors. He is also President of Operation Blessing, CBN’s humanitarian organization; and Chancellor of Regent University. The son of Pat and Dede Robertson, Gordon graduated from Yale University in 1980 and earned his Juris Doctor degree from Washington and Lee University in 1984. He then practiced law in Norfolk, Virginia, for 10 years. In 1994, Gordon had a profound encounter with the Lord and moved to the Philippines, where he established CBN Asia. The

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