God promises that He will never leave us or forsake us. That’s easy to remember when we’re in the midst of blessings. When we see God’s hand moving on our behalf and things are looking up, we’re quick to recognize that He’s the one working things out in our lives.
But what about when things are difficult? What about when we’re struggling? How often have we wondered if God has forgotten us? If He has stopped caring about what happens to us? We may know in our heads that God will never leave us but in times of trial, it’s harder to convince our hearts. When the storm is raging we can forget His promise to always be with us.
As a parent, would you allow your small child to wander around outside in the middle of the night? What about during a dangerous storm? Of course not.
And neither would God. He would never send you out alone in a storm. He would be right there with you as the winds were blowing and the rain pouring down.
There is a story in the Bible where the disciples are in a boat on the sea and a storm comes up. Jesus is in the stern asleep. He didn’t fear the darkness or the storm. Why?
Jesus was able to sleep because he knew that his Father never sleeps. He knew they were perfectly safe in his Father’s care.
God doesn’t get distracted. He is always alert and watching out for us in whatever situation we find ourselves. Trust Him to be with you always. He promised he would be.
“He will not allow your foot to slip; your Protector will not slumber.” – Psalm 121:3 (CSV)
“For the LORD loves justice and will not abandon his faithful ones. They are kept safe forever, but the children of the wicked will be destroyed.” – Psalm 37:28 (CSV)