Like many of you, I have been following the conflict in Ukraine for the past several months, horrified by the destruction that is unfolding in the region. Today, I want to share with you a message from Sergey Nakul, a Ukrainian pastor.

At its core, his message boiled down to the name of “Emmanuel,” meaning “God is with us.” During the trials of life, it’s easy to assume that God has left us behind. Yet, even in the depths of life’s greatest struggles, the Lord has sent the Holy Spirit to bring us comfort and encouragement.

Whatever you may be going through today, good or bad, I urge you to lean on the Lord and trust in His goodness. He truly is with us through all seasons.