Let’s all be very honest. You don’t always feel God’s presence. Sometimes He seems a million miles away. Sometimes He doesn’t even seem real. Can you relate? What do you do during times like that? “The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged” Deuteronomy 31:8
I know that feelings are not reliable. They change according to the weather or what’s happening in our lives. God’s word does not change. No matter what our circumstances, God is present. He has said, “I will never leave you; never will I forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5) He is the same compassionate God on good days as He is on bad days. So, what are you going to stand on – facts or feelings? You must choose, then act accordingly. Have you been struggling with despair? Are you relying on feelings instead of fact? How can you affirm God’s truth in your life today?
Our heavenly Father knows what is before us. He knows our every step along every path. We sometimes get frightened because we are looking at the danger rather than resting in the promise of His faithfulness. Yet, God is fully capable of taking us through difficulty. He is in control and has no doubts when we doubt Him and His ability to keep us from harm. God sees the road ahead. He knows where He is taking us, just as He knew where He was leading Moses, and Joshua and the people of Israel; they did not need to fear. God knew that.
Ever feel like fear has caused you to tremble and panic, to dig in your heels and beg God to stop? We do not need to drag our feet or turn back. As we trust in Him, His strength, power and foresight never let us fall. Our Father knows what is best for us, so keep trusting! Keep persevering!!! Fight that good fight of Faith!!!