As I was talking to one of our daughters last night she was outside checking the small fire they had burning. Her husband had gone to work for a few hours and the kids were in bed. Pretty soon though the kids were up and they couldn’t find their mother anywhere. They were in a bit of a panic! As she walked back in they all chimed in “Where were you? We couldn’t find you!” She got them settled back in bed and we said good night to one another and went to bed ourselves.
They temporarily couldn’t find their mother and it caused them to have fear and anxiety. I can relate can’t you?
Oh beloved, there is your Heavenly Father and no matter what you are going through He can be found! In the darkest of nights He is with you. In the quietest hours He will speak to your heart. When no one else is around, when all have left and you are lonely, you are never alone! This same God who promised to give you salvation in Christ is the same God who said “I will never leave you or forsake you”. Never means you can’t stop Him from loving and caring for you. And you can’t give Him reason to walk out on you ever. Your worst moments of transgression were nailed to the cross long before you were born. He knew you then and He knows you now and He’s here for the long haul. Your imperfections don’t surprise Him and Christ is the covering for each and every one of them.
God wants you to know this morning that you don’t have to panic anymore! You don’t have to beg God to return or hope He will change His mind. Your destiny is not to worry about God’s love for you. Your destiny is to show forth the praises of the One who has called you out of the darkness into His marvelous light! He has not called you because you are qualified. He has covered you so that He can qualify you to participate as a saint of the light. Even if all else goes dark and you cannot “feel” His presence He is with you. His Word is your love letter from His heart to yours. Rehears the Truth and the lies will have to flee.
God loves you and He’s for you. And He’s with you always. Even to the end of the earth, even in the hard times, especially then. But now you are strengthened to say no to panic and yes to praise! Because you are a child of the One True God you can rest in His promises and live in the Light of His Glory and Grace.
Matthew 28:20 …teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.
Hebrews 13:5b … for He has said, “I will never [under any circumstances] desert you [nor give you up nor leave you without support, nor will I in any degree leave you helpless], nor will I forsake or let you down or relax My hold on you [assuredly not]!” Amplified
Psalm 23:4 Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me.
Psalm 9:10 And those who know Your name will put their trust in You, For You, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You.