And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Mathew 28:20b NIV
The Great commission to go into all of the world ends with this great promise, Jesus will always be with us. This promise is true regardless of how you may feel, or where you may be located. Listen to David’s thoughts about sensing His presence from Psalm 139
1You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. 2 You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. 3 You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. 4 Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely. 5 You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain. 7 Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? 8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. 9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, 10 even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. 11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” 12 even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.
Listen, somebody is in a dark place right now. God’s light can shine in the darkness. There is hope and life in Jesus. Read that last verse again. Your problem is not too dark for Jesus to break through. His promise of His presence is more real than your feelings of rejection and loneliness.
Somebody reading this today is feeling very alone. Even though God has promised to never leave you nor forsake you, you feel lonely. There is a secondary element to His abiding presence. God has placed you into the BODY of Christ.
When you became a follower of Jesus, the Spirit grafted you into the Body of Christ in which Jesus is the head. This means you are connected to another part and another part of the body is connected to you. You also have a function (gift) to edify the other parts of the body.
When you are feeling lonely, ask God to help you exercise your gift. Touching and connecting with the body of Christ reminds you, He is with you always. Even praying for the others in need is a connecting point. You will carry those prayers to heaven even if no one knows they were prayed for but God.
On this Fear Not Friday, receive peace knowing that Jesus is with you always. May He whisper in your ears of His love for you. May you remember words from His love letter. May you join Him in being able His Father’s business. May the joy of the Holy Spirit flood your heart.
Blessings Love y’all