…And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.( Matthew 28:20b)
Lately I’ve caught myself repeating it over and over in my mind. Interestingly enough – I am not even doing it consciously. The word that seems to jump out the most is ‘always’. Could it be that the Lord is trying to tell me something? Somehow I know that God is with me but not necessary ‘always’ or put another way – not in the daily minute things of life. I wonder where He is when things don’t go too well.
The pages of Scriptures are filled with assurances from our heavenly Father that re-iterate over and over that He will never leave us or forsake us even when we can’t quite tell that He’s with us based on what life throws at us.
Some might say if He were with me why then…(fill in the blank). And for me it will be: if you are with me why do I report daily to a place where everything you are against is the norm and what you call evil is being worshiped and called good?
The truth is He promises to never leave us because our names are inscribed in the palms of His Hands and we are the apple of His eyes.
Help us Father to be God-conscious, to be more aware and mindful of your holy presence in us – always – no matter what.