Matthew 28:20 And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Isaiah 49:16 See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands
There is way too much bad in our world today. Evil lurks around every corner. COVID cases are rising again. People are fighting and even rioting. There is sickness among us…physical, mental, and emotional. We’re all drained and weary after watching the news for less than 30 minutes a day. Goodness, we were watching the New Orleans news last night and the reporter was listing off all of the shootings and resulting deaths that occurred over the holiday weekend. The numbers were shocking, although, I shouldn’t be shocked by anything anymore.
With all of the chaos, sadness, sickness, and just the day to day messes that we find ourselves in, we have to have something to keep us grounded, to keep us focused on the bigger picture, and to keep us moving forward. Thankfully, we can lean on our Lord and Savior and rest knowing that He’s got us right in the palm of His hand. We can rest on Matthew 28:20 knowing that Jesus promises that He is with us to the end. That means He is always there through thick and thin, good times and bad times, and whatever life is throwing at us. He never leaves. Isaiah 41:10 has become my stand on verse lately. There is no reason to be dismayed and get all catawalpus. We have the promise that God will be our strength and and that He will hold us up with His righteous hand. God has never broken a promise so I know with all that I am that I can trust in those words.
Jeff was talking to the kids this week, and trying to be the encourager that he is during these challenging times. He told them, “Me and God spoke about it. Its gonna be okay either way so I’m gonna go with that.”
Knowing that God really does have us in the palm of His hand is so very reassuring. With that knowledge, we can approach the day knowing that either way, it’s gonna be okay. God’s got this!