Church of God at Bladensburg

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The Sunday School classes were asked once a month to contribute something to this part of the website. This month our contribution is from Sunday School teacher, Sis. Sherry, telling about one of her favorite scriptures.

There are numerous scriptures in the Bible that inspire us and fill us with hope--beloved promises we turn to in time of trouble or temptation.  One of my favorites, however, is Isaiah 41:10:   "Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness."  What a promise!  Here we see a good, just, loving, kind God who affirms that He will never leave us.  He will always be right there with us to help and strengthen us and take us by the hand so we are able to go through whatever we face in life.  Also important to note is that He will calm our fears and tells us there is no need for alarm or distress.  Just like God's Son was IN the fiery furnace with the three Hebrew boys, so He will be with us IN whatever trouble we are facing--not on the outside looking in, but right there with us in the middle of the problem.  That gives us peace in the midst of the storm raging all around us and the confidence to hold steady, knowing he will bring us through as more than a conqueror.  What more do we need?  We have the Creator of all by our side ready to help us as long as we live for and follow Him.  If God be for us, who can be against us?!


Something I've Learned This Year

I've learned how to view God more. My prayers are much more sincere now that I am more clear how to see the Lord.


- Rileigh

This year I learned God is with us always. In my own studying time, I studied about people who God directly told that He would be with them. Then, God tells us that He will "never leave or forsake us" in Hebrews. God's word has not changed and neither has He.So He is always there, even if we don't feel like He is. And He will always help you through the bad times.


- Alayna

I learned that in order to shine your light, you need to have it on and be a positive influence on the people around you. If enough people shine their lights, we will be too bright not to notice.


- Kristen

Life Goes On

 By Alayna, age 15


When you can’t figure out what God has in store

Or you can’t find a reason for life to go on anymore

When you can’t find the past, be the present, see the future

Just put your faith in God, our Lord, our Savior

Because life goes on


When life gives you lemons and stomps on your parade

And you don’t know how to march or make lemonade

Just know that God is with you, from you He won’t depart

Just close your eyes, take a breath, and trust Him with all your heart

Because life goes on


When life is almost dreaded and the path is so unclear

And you feel that you just stand alone in pain and constant fear

When you can’t see the horizon or find the next shore

Just know that when God shuts one, he opens another door

Because life goes on


I don’t have all the answers and I haven’t much a clue

But I know that if you’re hurting, God really cares for you

He gave us a solemn promise, a covenant, an oath

He will never forsake you; He’ll help you and your problem both

And He will help your life go on


Loss

By Alayna, age 15


When I think of how far I've come

from the day you passed,

I realize,

I am stronger.


If I could bring you back I would,

but then I think

and I realize,

you wouldn't want that.


There are things that have happened

since you've been gone,

and I realize,

that if you came back

everything would change.


There are things that God does

and we don't always understand,

but I realize,

that God's plan is perfect

and everything will be okay.