"...lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen." Matthew 28:20b
It seems as though the Lord has me frequently talking about the fact that He doesn't not leave, forsake or abandon His people. This morning I am impressed to talk about it again. My mind was thinking about the various people in the Bible, the things they went through and the places they found themselves in. Each one had their own trials, each one had their own testing, each one went through difficulties, but in each situation in life they were never alone- the Lord was with them.
Look at Abraham- he journeyed to a strange country away from family or friends, but the Lord was with Him. Noah lived during the time of the greatest outpouring of God's judgment, yet he didn't go through it alone- God was with him. Joseph was enslaved and imprisoned in a foreign country, but the Lord was with Him too. Daniel and his friends were taken captive and forced to serve their enemy- they weren't alone either, the Lord was with them. Because of King Saul's pursuits David was forced to live on the run and in caves. Yet, he was never alone, the Lord was right there with him. Then there was also Moses who lived in Egypt and in the wilderness- he wasn't alone, God was with him also.
How comforting to know that it doesn't matter where you are or the circumstances that brought you to that place, you are not alone. The Lord is with you whether it is in your own home or enemy territory. He is with you whether you find yourself in a place by your own choice or against your will. He is with you wherever you may be. He is not restricted by space. There are no boundaries placed on God- although men try to draw a line to keep Him out or from coming any closer. He is with you everywhere you go.
Let this word encourage you this morning if you are in one of those places-- you are not alone. And even if you are not, read this word, hide its message in your heart, get the truth of it deeply embedded in your spirit because you never know if, or when, you might be.
Have a great day. You are not alone,
For further reading:
1 Samuel 18:12