Do not be afraid, for I am with you.—Isa. 41:10.
Jehovah shows that he is with us by giving us his full attention and his warm affection. Note how he expresses his tender and deep feelings for us. “You became precious in my eyes,” says Jehovah. “You were honored, and I have loved you.” (Isa. 43:4) No force in the universe can make Jehovah abandon his love for those who serve him; his loyalty to us is unshakable. (Isa. 54:10) Jehovah does not promise to remove the challenges that make life difficult, but he will not allow “the rivers” of problems to drown us or “the flame” of trials to do us any permanent damage. He guarantees that he will be with us, helping us to “pass through” those challenges. What will Jehovah do? He will help quiet our fears so that we can maintain our integrity to him, even if we face death. (Isa. 41:13; 43:2) When we trust in God’s promise “I will be with you,” we too will be courageous and strong as we endure trials. w19.01 3 ¶4-6
Song 33 and Prayer
Opening Comments (1 min.)
TREASURES FROM GOD’S WORD
“Jehovah Never Abandoned Joseph”: (10 min.)
Digging for Spiritual Gems: (10 min.)
APPLY YOURSELF TO THE FIELD MINISTRY
Initial Call Video: (4 min.) Discussion. Play the video, and then ask the audience: How did the sister make her message understandable to the householder? (th study 17) How might the publisher have introduced a publication from the Teaching Toolbox?