“….and be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
God truly never leaves us. It is His promise. Sometimes we may not always be able to feel He is there, but if our faith is based on just feelings, we will always feel let down. Jesus promised to always be with us. That is our confirmation and our strong foundation. When tough times come, we can be sure God is with us because He said He would be. God word’s are true, reliable and never fail. A famous poem written in the 1960’s alluded to what it feels like to walk through tough times, sometimes seemingly on your own, yet the sure presence of God never left!
One night, I dreamed a dream. I was walking along the beach with my Lord. Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life. For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand, one belonging to me and one to my Lord. When the last scene of my life shot before me I looked back at the footprints in the sand and to my surprise, I noticed that many times along the path of my life there was only one set of footprints. I realised that this was at the lowest and saddest times of my life. This always bothered me and I questioned the Lord about my dilemma. “Lord, you told me when I decided to follow You, You would walk and talk with me all the way. But I’m aware that during the most troublesome times of my life there is only one set of footprints. I just don’t understand why, when I needed You most, You leave me.” He whispered, “My precious child I love you and will never leave you, never, ever, during your trials and testings. When you saw only one set of footprints it was then that I carried you.”
Friends, may we remember that even our darkest times, God is still there. May we know His presence clearly and intimately. God is surrounding us with His wings as He shelter us from the storms.