|My grandson Charlie with his Dad my son in law James Viebrock|
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you, and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. Isaiah 43:2
The promises of God have empowered many a believer to walk through adversity, disappointment, and grief, yet no promise is as comforting as the promise of God’s abiding presence in the life of the believer.
The Lord does not promise that our lives will be care-free if we choose to follow Him. The supreme case in point is the life of our Lord Jesus Christ. He was a man of sorrows acquainted with grief. The Scriptures bear witness to Jesus’ humanity and courage; and above all, to His love of the Father – even when He was subjected to hatred, torture, and death. Jesus’ life was devoted to doing the will of the Father, and He followed God’s will to His death on the Cross.
Those of us who belong to the Lord need not fear or despair, because He is with us and will walk with us every day through every circumstance. The psalmist has said, “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me.” (Psalm 23:4a)
It just so happened that I wrote the above devotional one morning expecting what I thought would be an average day. It was anything but—that evening our family experienced a shocking unexpected death of a loved one. I look back at these words days later and marvel at the message God graciously put on my heart. It’s a message we all need to receive.
|My grandsons, Nathan and Jonah.|
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