Marie had to stay home from school because of her measles. Her mother, knowing that the bright sunlight coming in through the window would cause her infected eyes to hurt, completely darkened the room as though it were night,
Sitting near her on the bed, her mother asked softly, “Are you afraid?”
“No, mother,” came the reply, “as long as you sit where I can touch you.”
Feelings of being alone and abandoned have haunted each of us at one time or another. We were created by God to draw feelings of strength, encouragement, hope, significance, and inspiration from others. But, there are also times when we feel as though no one is there.
And, when we feel abandoned, it is at that precise moment that we need to claim the promise the Lord made that “He will never leave us or forsake us!” That promise is unlimited, unconditional, everlasting, and unwavering. If He says it and I accept it and believe it, that ends it.
Whenever we have feelings of uneasiness or are frightened or afraid or lack the necessities of life, that is God saying, “There may be no light, but if you reach out to touch Me, you will always find Me close beside you.”
Whatever need we may have, God is right there with us. No matter how far we have fallen, how often we have failed, or how deep is our doubt, He’s there with us.
Prayer: Lord, we all want to be powerful, filled with courage, and have the ability to conquer life. However, we are grateful to know that when we need You, You are there. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. Isaiah 41:10