Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.–Isaiah 41:10
As we journey through life we never know what a day may hold. Often we are compelled to take a path that leads us to a very painful and perplexing place—and we wonder, O how we wonder, What am I doing here? Why must I be here? We are haunted by questions for which we have no answers. Everything seems so uncertain and that frightens us. It is in times like these we need to remember this glorious certainty—“I am with thee”. Regardless of how we feel, we are never alone. John MacDuff, in 1858, said it well:
The Divine presence is . . .
the believer’s strength in weakness;
his support in suffering;
his consolation in the hour of death.
The blessed assurance, “I am with you,” is sufficient to
enliven every scene, and sweeten every condition. Its
realization opens springs of joy in the cheerless waste
of this desert world. The Divine presence . . .
dissipates the thickest darkness,
soothes the anguish of the keenest affliction, and
lightens the heaviest load of poverty and distress.
Reader, be anxious to possess an abiding consciousness
of the great truth—that the eye of God is ever upon you!
Wherever you are, and whatever you are doing—set the
Lord always before you. Having Him at your right hand,
whatever difficulties and dangers may surround your
path—you shall not be moved.
“—-I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.”–Matthew 28:20