We Are Not Alone

Posted: October 25, 2019 in Meditations
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Life confronts us with twists and turns. We think we are in control of our lives until we aren’t. What then? Sadly, it often takes tragedy to appreciate the quote, “We don’t know Jesus is all we need until Jesus is all we have.” Can we, will we, sing, It Is Well With My Soul?

Ray Hildebrand wrote a song back in the sixties that says,

If I live, well, praise the Lord.
If I die, well, praise the Lord.
If I live or die, my only cry will be, Jesus in me, praise the Lord.

Fear can be awful. Its waves choke our joy, it buries all perspective in the churn of surging emotions. God, where are you in the midst of my trouble?

He is there. Trust me, he is there. And where are you, where am I, if he is there? Jesus says, “Behold I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” The psalmist, in Psalm 56:3, says, “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.” He later asks, “What can mere mortals do to me?” He declares, in the midst of his fear, “In God I trust and I am not afraid. What can man do to me?”

Only the Holy Spirit can truly give rest to our souls. Who is our senior partner? We are not alone. We were never meant to be alone. We are created in the image of God. What does that imply? We are created to communicate with the Almighty. We are designed for relationship. Embrace him. God has already made the first move. The ball is in our court.

“Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in our faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.”

I Peter 5:8,9

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