He has said, I will never leave you, nor forsake you. (Hebrews 13:5)
Several times in the Scriptures the Lord has said this. He has often repeated it to make our assurance doubly sure.
This priceless Scripture does not promise us exemption from trouble, but it does secure us against desertion. We may be called to traverse strange ways, but we shall always have our Lord’s company, assistance, and provision.
We ought to be content with such things as we have, for he who has God has more than all the world besides. What can we have beyond the Infinite? What more can we desire than almighty Goodness.
C H Spurgeon
I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.
We so often look for an instant miracle, when sometimes the miracle happens in the learning, the climbing… in discovering that with God, we can ‘overcome’ all things. He rarely takes away our pain and heartaches instantly. When we are frail and unable to put one foot in front of another, He helps us understand His grace and His strength is all we need to walk this walk of faith. And at the end of it all we can stand on the peak and realise what it is to be an ‘overcomer’ and take in the grand and gracious view of God’s promises fulfilled.
He makes me as surefooted as a deer, enabling me to stand on mountain heights. Ps 18:33
The LORD will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.
Isaiah 58: 11
God now has a perfect divine plan and destiny set up for your life – and He will now be the One to guide you every step of the way into the fulfillment of that divine plan!
There is not an area or detail in your life that God will not be willing to help you out with – no matter how small or trivial you think it may be. The Holy Spirit is called “the Helper” in the Bible. It is now His job to help you in every single area of your life where you will need His help.
Genesis 16:13 ‘You are the God who sees me,’ for she said, ‘I have now seen the One who sees me.’
– The Lord is the great and wonderful God who sees each one of us.
– You may feel insignificant or even overlooked.
– This is never true when it comes to the Lord who loves and cares for you.
– Know this for sure today, the Lord sees you and He knows the desires of your heart.
PRAYER: Lord, how wonderful it is to know that You see me. Even when I feel that no one sees or knows my battles, You see and You know. May I never forget that Your eyes are ever upon me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
‘The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord stands forever.’ Isaiah 40:8
– There are many things that people put their confidence in.
– What are you putting your confidence in today?
– Is it something that will last?
– You can depend on God and on His word!
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, You are the everlasting God and Your word stands forever. Teach me to be dependent on You and on Your word. Amen.
Proverbs 17:17, “A friend loves at all times and a brother is born to help in time of need.”
What does this mean? A friend has the responsibility to love through hard times but a brother/sister is born to help weather the storm of difficulties and misfortune. It is very easy to text someone and say, “I am praying for you”, when all they need is for you to be there and help out either physically or in any other way. We don’t need a friend who sends the heart- emoji when our hearts are breaking from a failed marriage or a failing financial situation. We need a sister who would show up and assure us they care.
I have such a friend and such a sister. They have always been there for me. They have always prayed with me. Always helped me, always been the hand and feet of Jesus to me. Truly, I want to emulate them both. Would you be a true friend a true sister/brother to someone in need today?
In the midst of a life-threatening storm, the disciples thought that they were going to drown. They couldn’t keep their boat afloat and the boisterous waves kept battering against their boat. They were in the midst of a hopeless situation. And then Jesus appeared, walking on the water. They thought He was a ghost. But then Christ speaks those beautiful words which instantly reassured them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” As He stepped onto the boat, the wind and waves died down and everything was calm again.
Are the storms of life threatening to drown you? Do you feel hopeless? Invite Jesus into your boat. He is the only one who’s able to calm the storm.
Stars fascinate me. I can gaze at them for hours. They made me think about the Creator, even at a very early age. I lay there thinking, “Who am I? How did I get here? Who made all these?
PSALM 147:4-5 says, “He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name. Great is our Lord and mighty in power.”
God, who knows the name of every star, knows all our names as well. The Creator of the galaxies is also our Father who lovingly attends to our individual needs when we submit to His Lordship. It doesn’t matter how complex our problems are. God Almighty, the One who spoke the universe into existence, has power enough to meet our every need.