My dearly beloved in Christ, I greet and bless you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. The blessed word that the Lord has given you today is from the book of Matthew 28:20 “I am with you always”.
We have crossed many difficult situations in our past but today God has promised that ‘I will be with you’. Yes, He will be with us when we are alone when we go through struggles, He will be with us in our Ups and Downs.
In Bible, we can see God promises Moses “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you”. The Israelites had to cross the Red Sea when they left Egypt. And the Egyptian army was chasing them. Moses was perturbed about how he was going to take this large multitude of people across the sea. God was with Moses during this difficult distressing situation. He told Moses, “Raise your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea.” Moses obeyed the Lord’s instruction. To his wonder, the sea parted into two. Perhaps you too have overcome many obstacles so far by keeping your faith in God. In our journey in life, we might face hurdles that we cannot overcome by our own strength, but with God, by our side, we will be victorious.
Secondly, we can see in Isaiah 43:2, “when you pass through the rivers, they will not overwhelm you.”. A river is a flowing body of water. So, when a person gets caught in a river it will drown him. When Elisha stood before the overflowing river Jordan, he was calm. And when he struck the river Jordan saying, “Where is the God of Elisha?” the river parted into two. He victoriously crossed it. Perhaps you have faced many overwhelming situations in life. Maybe you are unable to overcome such situations. Do not be anxious! The God of Elisha is with you! He will control your overwhelming situations. This was the same experience that David explains in Psalm 124:1-5. Therefore, do not be anxious! Greater is He that is in you, than He that is in the world (1 John 4:4). He will watch over us! God will be with you through whatever situation you face and protect and save you. So, be of good cheer!
Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Dear Lord, come to their aid when they face difficulties and distress and deliver them. Lead them miraculously according to the verse Isaiah 43:2. Strengthen them so they do not faint. Help them to progress by holding you firmly. Deliver them from all evil. In Jesus name. Amen.