Even There He is With You

Sometimes it may feel like you are driving down the highway of life, all alone with low visibility.  Any movement that you make requires faith because you can’t see further than what is in front of you, but rest assured, even there, the Lord is with you.

How committed is the Lord to your relationship?

In Psalm 139:7-12, David gives us a glimpse.

7Where shall I go from your Spirit?  Or where shall I flee from your presence?  8If I ascend to heaven, you are there!  If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there!  9If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, 10even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me.  11If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night,” 12even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is bright as the day, for darkness is as light with you.

 In Romans 8:38-39, Paul wrote:

38For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

How do we convince ourselves of these truths?

Without question we know that the Word of God is unequivocally true, but how does the written word turn into belief?

Allow the Lord to write his Word on your heart, . . . on your mind.  Let it permeate your thinking.  As you pour over his promises, your thinking changes.  The promises of God purpose to make the long 18 inch journey from your head to your heart.  Paul wrote to Timothy, “devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture” (1 Timothy 4:13).  The more you meditate on his promises, the more belief takes root in your heart.  Once it takes root in your heart, it will only grow as you water it with the word.

Even There, the Lord is With You

He is where you would hide.  He is with you where you are right now.  I find hope in knowing that he is with me wherever I go, (see Joshua 1:9).  You can find comfort in knowing that he will never leave you nor forsake you (see Deuteronomy 31:6).

When I ponder his promises, I become confident that he is not only with me, but that he is on my side.  We may not see what’s coming ahead, but he does.  Rest in the confidence that he is not only with you, but he, being a good God, has good things in store for you.

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