I Am With You Always
Regardless of our circumstances, God is blessing us. This may
seem contrary, especially if your circumstances are trying, your
health is compromised, or your finances are burdensome. It’s
hard to see any silver lining when the storm clouds are so
ominous. Plainly put, it’s hard to feel joy when we feel so low.
But remember, God doesn’t ask something of us He has never
Jesus traveled from the highest place to the lowest place on
purpose. He left the praises of angels to face the scorn of men.
He left the happiness of heaven to experience the horror of
Gethsemane. He left the right hand of his Father to endure the
cross. It’s hard to grasp why anyone would leave such comfort
for such torment. Would you? I have a difficult time leaving
the snug, warmness of my bed each morning; I can’t imagine
having to willingly leave the glories of Heaven for the sorrows
He did it because He wanted us to know that what we are
experiencing right now, He has done before us, and He knows
the weariness and sorrow we may be experiencing right now.
He has walked in our shoes. Because of this, He can plumb the
depths of our pain and comfort and lift us from our low place.
God is doing great things for us now, but He is also promising
to lift us up and deliver us from this world altogether. He gives
us blessings now, to ultimately allow us the greatest mercy and
gift of all later—eternal life with Him. He’s with us now so we
can be with Him later.
So, as we celebrate His birth, Remember this: God is with you
THE LORD BE WITH YOUR SPIRIT. GRACE BE WITH YOU ALL.
2 TIMOTHY 4:22