‘God is your refuge, and His everlasting arms are under you.’ Deuteronomy 33:27 NLT
Consider these timeless words by Margaret Fishback Powers: ‘One night I dreamed… I was walking along the beach with my Lord. Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life. For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand, one belonging to me and one to my Lord. When the last scene of my life shot before me, I looked back at the footprints in the sand. There was only one set… I realised that this was at the lowest… times of my life. This always bothered me, and I questioned the Lord about my dilemma. “Lord, You told me when I decided to follow You, You would walk… with me all the way. But I’m aware that during the most troublesome times of my life there is only one set of footprints. I just don’t understand why, when I need You most, You leave me.” He whispered, “My precious child, I love you and will never leave you—never, ever, during your trials and testings. When you saw only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you!”’
And if you need more reassurance, read these Scriptures: ‘The Lord is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear, or be dismayed.’ (Deuteronomy 31:8 NASB)
‘For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you, nor forsake you.” So we may boldly say, “The Lord is my helper. I will not fear. What can man do to me?’ (Hebrews 13:5–6 NKJV)
The word for today is—God is with you.
SoulFood: Job 35–37, Matt 25:14–21, Ps 38:1–12, Pr 8:22–23
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2023