Monday, February 1, 2010

He will be with you

It struck me that the disciples had a good reason to trust Jesus. After all, they saw him heal the sick, cast out demons and even calm the wind. He could do everything and he did it right in front of him. Yet at times they all showed their doubt. When things got rough, they questioned whether their faith had any foundation. When the storms came up, they wondered if Jesus could calm the sea one more time. When they saw the poor, the sick, the demonized, they wondered if there were too many for him to heal.

If the disciples faltered in their faith from time to time, then who could blame you or me? Life is difficult and the world is not an easy place to navigate. Jesus once said that we will have trials and tribulations and boy, was he right. He also promised that he would never leave us or forsake us. That's the good news.

The truth is that most of us know this to be true from our own experience. No one has to tell us that God is real. We've seen him in action in our lives. We've had some amazing coincidences that could only be from God.

If you are going through a tough time right now, call on him and he will be with you, just as he was in the past. That's his promise.


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