For He Himself has said: "I will never leave you nor forsake you."
I was speaking with a friend of mine and she shared something that happened to her. She was having a tough day. Someone said something to her that threw off her entire day. How many of us have had experiences like that where one word, one conversation can throw off your whole day?
Anyway, she spent the day going about her usual business but feeling discouraged and down. She did not feel inclined to share what had happened with anyone, and so, kept it to herself. By the end of the day, however, she received a phone call from someone that she had encouraged in previous times. This person is not a christian, yet, he had felt led to call and tell her that he loved her. All the tears she had managed to hold back during the day came tumbling down by just hearing those precious words: "I love you." God had once again come through for her when she needed it.
How many times does God do the same for us. He has promised to never leave us nor forsake us, He'll always be there for us (Deuteronomy 31:6b; Hebrews 13:5b). He is a present help in the time of trouble (Psalm 46:1). These are God's promises to us, that no matter what we are going through, He will be there. But isn't that like our God? When no one else knows what is happening with us, no one else sees our tears on the inside, God sees them and He knows who to send and when to send them, to offer comfort and strength. And sometimes, He just orchestrates it so that the right song, the right sermon comes within our hearing and brings comfort, reassurance and strength. You are not insignificant!!!! You are not invisible to God!!! God sees, hears and knows. Sometimes, He may seem to take longer than we would like to answer our cries and our prayers, but He will answer and He WILL send what is needed at the perfect time.
So, as we begin a new year, let's not forget all that our God has done for us in the past. If He did it before, He will do it again. Whatever, therefore, we must face in this new year, we don't have to face with fear or anxiety. Our God came through for us in the past, He will come through for us in this new year and beyond. He's the same yesterday, today and forever. Our God never ever fails!
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