The Inside Column 9/9

Posted in: The Inside Column- Sep 10, 2018 No Comments

Good morning and welcome to St Barnabas Stoke – if you are visiting today we hope you encounter God’s goodness and love for you as you join us in worshipping Him, please feel free to stick around afterwards for a coffee and a chat.

From my devotional…

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be  discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.           - Joshua 1:9 

How comforting it is to know that wherever we go, God is there with us. Sometimes we find ourselves in situations and wonder if God is paying attention. We may feel so alone and even depressed. We can’t feel God’s presence, and we need His guidance and help. Sometimes friends, spouses, and parents don’t really understand what we are going through. But God does and He cares. God told Joshua to be strong and to have courage. Then He told him a wonderful truth: “The Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Yes, that’s right… wherever! We don’t have to feel all alone. God is with us. He is working out the problems, and we don’t even realize it.

But now … the Lord who created you … says: “Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour. From eternity to eternity I am God. No one can snatch anyone out of my hand. No one can undo what I have done.             – Isaiah 43:1-3, 13 

God is with us, leading us, guiding us, loving us, providing for us – all with His unlimited resources. What do we need? Do we need strength, peace, love, joy, or hope? He has it all. He is longing to pour out His favour and blessing upon us. We need to be open to Him and to trust Him. We need, by faith, to receive what He has for us. It is essential we realize how much He loves us and that He has a good purpose and plan for us.

When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth. I pray that from his   glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit.             - Ephesians 3:14-16 

This Scripture is awesome. There is nothing that God doesn’t know and can’t do for us. He walks with us every moment of every day. You can trust God. No matter what is going on in your life, He is there! God goes where you go.

Yours in Christ

Phil

 

No Responses to “The Inside Column 9/9”

Leave a Reply