5. We Will Never Be Alone
Every hardship and struggle becomes all the more burdensome when we feel as if we’re fighting alone. That crushing weight begins to lift, however, when we realize God is with us. He remains with us through every challenge and season of sorrow, and He surrounds us with His love.
Consider all the promises preserved in Psalm 139:
“You have searched me, Lord,
and you know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise;
You perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying down;
You are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue
you, Lord, know it completely.”
He knows us intimately and completely. He’s seen us at our worst, and still He envisions us at our best.
You hem me in behind and before,
and you lay Your hand upon me.”
He surrounds us with His love, a supernatural, eternal, impenetrable shield.
Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.
Like Jesus promised in John 10, nothing and no one can pry us from His hands. God holds us tight throughout our battles today and carries us into our more joy-filled tomorrow.
Revelation is a confusing, and at times unsettling, book that provides vivid displays of God’s justice and power. But these images needn’t overwhelm or terrify us. To the contrary. They should fill our hearts with hope-filled anticipation of the joy and eternal peace God promised.
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