2019 is upon us, and January is over! I was thinking today, as I made my bed, about God and what He does. Suddenly, a thought popped into my mind…God equips me, comforts me, leads me, guides me, gladdens me, stops me, encourages me, disciplines me, and holds me in and through whatever trial, pain, pleasure, joy, job, rest, day, night, event, relationship, and responsibility HE ordains for me. It’s that simple. He never leaves me. Mind blown. Mic dropped.
Yes, His Word tells us this. Jesus said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you”(Hebrews 13:5), but how often do we really remember and believe this?
I suppose when I’m looking into my granddaughter’s sweet little face, I know beyond a shadow of a doubt, that I see God and His miraculous light and presence, but what happens when I feel physical, mental, or spiritual pain or look upon the pain in the world? What happens when my mind and emotions are in anguish or when I’m confused and anxious over a looming decision? Do I believe He is with me in those times? Do I try to relieve my pain, confusion, and anxiety on my own or seek out someone else for answers rather than going to Him?
Questions abound…for all of us, but God is bigger than all questions, and He’s cool with us asking. He just wants us to talk to Him; that’s all. He knows our frailty; after all, He created us. Anyway, I’ve made up my teeny, tiny little mind that as 2019 begins, if I dwell on anything this year, I want it to be on how much God loves us and that His promise is to NEVER leave us!