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I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. – Philippians 4:13

Paul wrote these words while confined to a Roman prison. His circumstances may not have been pleasant, yet he penned these words: “Rejoice in the Lord always . . . The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:4-7).

The circumstances of your life may appear unbearable, but there is hope because Christ is aware of what you’re facing. He knows all about the bill due at the end of the month and your lack of money to pay it. He’s already aware of the doctor’s report that will mean you must face even more treatment. Wherever your prison happens to be, God is in it with you.

Someone reading these words may be thinking, “But you don’t understand.” Anytime you use the word but, you let go of your faith and give in to fear. Click To Tweet Stop saying but and begin saying, “I know my Savior lives, and He is faithful.”

God has kept every one of His promises. Others may fail you, but He never will.

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About The Author

Dr. Tony Evans

Dr. Tony Evans is one of the country’s most respected leaders in evangelical circles. As a pastor, teacher, author and speaker, he serves the body of Christ through his unique ability to communicate complex theological truths through simple, yet profound, illustrations. While addressing the practical issues of today, Dr. Evans is known as a relevant expositor. New and veteran pastors alike regard him as a pastor of pastors and a father in the faith.


At the heart of this vision is the use of church and school partnerships to effect spiritual and social change in communities. Dr. Evans’ church and school outreach philosophy has been attributed as a catalyst for former President George W. Bush’s Faith Based Initiative, which was his first formal act of office. Dr. Evans seeks to train churches, schools and volunteers in this philosophy, as well as in the functional practicalities, through the National Church Adopt-A-School Initiative which is a ministry underneath the umbrella of The Urban Alternative.


Dr. Evans serves as president of The Urban Alternative, a national ministry that seeks to restore hope and transform lives through the proclamation and the application of the Word of God. His daily radio broadcast, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, can be heard on more than 850 radio outlets throughout the United States and in more than 80 countries.


Dr. Evans has written numerous books and booklets including his legacy work, Oneness Embraced, as well as his vision work, The Kingdom Agenda. Some of his most recent books includes, Kingdom Man, A Moment For Your Soul, Marriage Matters, and Victory in Spiritual Warfare.

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