God Does Not Forsake Us

God came to Laban the Aramean in a dream by night and said to him, "Be careful not to say anything to Jacob, either good or bad."
God Does Not Forsake Us
Thus God does not forsake believers, especially when they cry to Him in true faith. . .. For where the Word is, there faith is also; and where faith is, there is also a cry because of temptation. It is impossible for this cry not to be heard. Once heard, this cry breaks all the might of heaven and earth as well as that of all the gates of hell (cf. Matthew 16:18) . . .. But let us apply the example before us for our doctrine and use . . . that we may see that God is present with His own although they are wretched and weak. Laban is far more powerful than Jacob, who finds himself in the greatest of danger unarmed and poor. But Jacob has the Word. Accordingly, God and His host of angels are present with believing Jacob as he prays. For just as God led the patriarch out of his father's house, so He leads him back, employing the protection of the angels. In the same manner, if we believe the Word and adhere to it in firm and steadfast faith, He will also help us and set us free, even in the very midst of plague, death, and war. For it is impossible for the man who believes God's Word to be forsaken and not defended.
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