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God is Always Near
In the Word
“It is the LORD who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed” (Deuteronomy 31:8).
Of the Word
It was 3 a.m. and Shelly had been awake for hours. Her mind raced and would not let her rest. There was always so much to do and she felt burdened by the relentless grind of daily living. The feeling of loneliness began to settle in and make itself at home in her heart. And then Shelly felt the hand of her husband reach out and gently rest over hers. She didn’t face life alone! God had given her the love of a caring helpmate.
We live in a fast-paced world where the demands of everyday life can overwhelm us. Fear can take over and convince us that we are all alone in our struggles. It is then that we have to slow down, tune out our worries and frustrations, and quietly listen for the voice of our Heavenly Father. No matter our situation, God is never far away — He is always with us! He is our everlasting Helpmate.
Our daily agendas may be full, but the most important to-do on it should be setting aside quiet times to spend in devotion, praise, and prayer with our Lord. During these times of togetherness is when we often sense the loving presence of our Savior. “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you” (John 14:18).
Walking with my Lord
Blessed Savior, thank You for the assurance that You are always with me and that I never have to face life alone. In Your name I pray. Amen.
Mustard Seed: In Times of Need. Authors: Rev. Larry Krueger, Rev. Mike Mattil, & Rev. Kris Whitby. 27/30 ©2015 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, 801 Seminary Place Ste. L010, St. Louis, MO 63105. Code: #40197
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