My favorite scripture, since I was kid, has always been Hebrews 13:5
“Never will I leave you. Never will I forsake you.” (NIV)
The Passion Translation says it this way, “I will never leave you alone, never! And I will not loosen my grip on your life!”
That’s a promise.
This verse has held me through really great times, and really awful times.
Earlier this week I was praying about a situation going on in our life right now, and I was feeling really anxious and discouraged. I was also afraid. I have been afraid of this situation since it started. My biggest fear: being abandoned. And in this situation, I felt really alone. I felt like I was responsible for solving it, and all I had was myself.
So as I was praying I asked this question: “Jesus, what are we going to do about this? I’ve been trying to do this without you, and that is really scary”
His response: “We’ll do it together”
He didn’t give me a grand solution full of details on how to handle this situation, but He did come through on His promise to always be with me.
I don’t know about you, but just remembering that the King of the Universe, the Creator of the World, the Name above all Names, and the Master of All is on my side and walking with me…that blows my mind.
Jesus warned me in His word that I would have troubles. He was very clear that I have an enemy. He was clear that there is a war going on for souls. And He was also very clear that I don’t have to do it alone.
I like the word together. My wedding day was my favorite day of my life thus far because 1. I got to marry Jonathan and 2. All my favorite people were in the same place at the same time.
I really love together.
And so does Jesus. He is all about together.
So I realized that the solution to this situation is not up to me. I realized that I don’t have to be afraid because He is with me, and I know together is enough.
See, if this situation never gets any better – Jesus being with me through it, is enough.
His promise is together – and together is enough.