This world is filled with terror, anxiety, uncertainties, and disasters; if our eyes are focused on these, they can become overwhelming. Do you remember the story of Peter walking on the water? When his eyes focused on the surroundings, instead of on Jesus, he began to sink, Matthew 14:30. God has promised to be with His children no matter what the surroundings of earth may be. In Psalm 46:10 He said, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted…” And in Psalm 91:10, “No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling.” Does this mean real Christians will be totally unaware of the conditions around them, or that they will not face any difficulties or problems in life? Both the word of God and the realities of life say No! I believe what the true child of God can take away from this is, that no matter what we go through, if we stay focused on Him and His word, He will bring us out victorious! Remember Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the fire, Daniel 3:1-26; and Daniel in the den of lions, Daniel 6:1-23? But what about those who were martyred for their faith? I believe if they could speak to us they would tell us that they did come through victorious, because “the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us”, Romans 8:18.
I Promise To Be With You
-By Rose Hill
God is always beside you to help when you fear,
This message of strength and peace you must hear.
For even if an earthquake will shake the mountains,
And you are surprised your friends are overtaken with sins.
Though the waters of the sea leap high and roar,
And you fail to succeed though you try o’er and o’er.
God is faithful and is still in your midst,
He’s merciful, and kind, and ready to assist.
So tell your spirit to be quiet and still,
And wait for your God His will to fulfill.
(See Psalm 55:22)
Scripture quotations are from the New King James version copyright by Thomas Nelson Co. and are used by permission.