God Never Says “I’ll Be Right Back”

How many times have you been in a situation where something you need or someone else needs is in another room? Or how about when you’re cooking and suddenly realize you’re missing an ingredient and need to run to the store? Or what about when someone you love is sick or injured and they need your comfort but also need someone to go get something they need? And often, you may hear yourself say, “I’ll be right back.”

All these situations require you to leave where you are to go somewhere else. If your child is ill and wants you to hold them but needs medicine that is in another room, what do you do? If you’ve seen the children’s movie called The Incredibles, you will remember Elastigirl. She could sit with a sick child in their bed and stretch her arm all the way to the kitchen to get the medicine. Most mothers would love to have that ability.

Just because we can’t do anything like that, we make the mistake of believing no one can… including God. But unlike us, God can be in more than one place at a time. He is able to stay right there by your side and work in your circumstances at the same time.

God’s Word says, “The LORD is the one who will go before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or abandon you. Do not be afraid or discouraged.” – (CSV)

God is with you always. He will never say, “hold on, I’ll be right back.”