He was with Daniel in the lion’s den.
He was with Abraham when he was about to offer his son as a sacrifice.
He was with Joseph in the cold, dark, un-promising dungeon.
He was with Esther when she, with her life at stake had to fearlessly come before the king.
He was with Ruth when she set off on a journey with her mother-in-law into the unknown future before her.
He was with Moses in the desert land for those tireless 40 years of wandering.
He was with Jesus when he was betrayed with a kiss, left behind in the garden by his own disciples, and crucified mercilessly on a cross by the people that he loved so much.
God was with all of them during their hardest moments in life. And He is with you too.
…when you are in the desert land wandering around with nothing but sand around you, no promising future that you see ahead, wondering if you’ll ever reach the Promised Land.
…when you are in the midst of a storm and the water seems to want to engulf you, take you under, sweep you away and you don’t know how much longer you can hold on to hope.
…when you’re in an earthquake and the world around you is shaking, crumbling, falling apart and you don’t know if it can ever be put back together again.
…when you’re in the dark valley and you have nothing to guide you, you don’t know which direction to go next, and you’re wondering when you’ll finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.
…when you’re climbing the mountain and you are losing strength to keep on going, you don’t know if you can take that next step, you don’t know if you’ll have what it takes to make it to the top.
…when you’re on the Potter’s Wheel going through fire, your impurities burning off as you are being refined by the hands of God, and you don’t know how much longer you will be able to withstand the heat and pain that wants to take the life right out of you.
God is with you.
He will help you reach the Promised Land. He will help you keep holding on in the middle of your storm. He will put your life back together even better than it was before the earthquake. He will guide you and help you reach that light at the end of your valley. He’ll renew you and give you the supernatural strength that you need to reach the mountain peak. He will help you endure the pain and heat of the fire and bring you out as a precious, pure jewel.
Wherever you are at you can have peace in the moment and hope for the future because you will make it to the other side… for He is with you.
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