Listen to this devotional:
Listen while you read: "Onward Christian Soldiers"1 (Lyrics)
Last winter, my daughter and I set out for one of our mother/daughter days. She wanted to get some pictures of some of the local waterfalls that were completely frozen over. We had a lovely morning; she got some great pictures; and we finished off our day with lunch at her favourite Chinese restaurant.
We left the restaurant and were on our way home when all of a sudden, as we approached a curve in the road, a van that was approaching us crossed over the centre line into our lane and hit us head on! Thump! Air bags deployed. Smoke. Pain. I am so grateful that we lived to tell the story. It could have been different.
Life often throws us curves. Sickness. Broken relationships. Lost jobs. Lost loved ones. How blessed we are, as believers in Jesus Christ, to know and experience His presence with us through every curve that comes our way.
Matthew 28:20b – And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. (NIV)
Zephaniah 3:17 – The Lord your God in your midst, the Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing. (NKJV)
As the saying goes, "If God brings you to it, He'll bring you through it." I have experienced the truth of this so many times in my life over the years, and I'm sure that you can trust Him, too.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, we are so thankful that You are always with us in every situation that comes our way. Life can sometimes be scary, and we thank You that You will never leave us or forsake us, and that You hold us in the palm of Your hand. Whenever we are afraid, we will trust in You. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.