I was able to sit down and talk to a woman who had gone through some recent health issues. She told me of some other hardships she had experienced in her life. As I listened, it seemed to me that she ended almost every sentence with, “But God is always with us.” What an encouragement to me this lady was! What a great reminder to me that God is always with me, even in the hard days of grieving, walking with another family member through illness, and the stresses of everyday life.
As I reached for my promise card this morning I read, “The mountains may depart and the hills disappear, but my kindness shall not leave you” Isaiah 54:10. There it is again … another reminder that He will not leave me. I would have to say that if the mountains departed and the hills disappeared, then I would be witnessing utter destruction. Yet He will not leave me! And He will not leave you in the destruction of your health, your marriage, your relationships or wherever else you feel God has abandoned you. I am reminded that NO THING can separate us from God.
Our greatest struggle is that we base God’s nearness by our own feelings not with knowing this as fact. That is my struggle and I don’t think I am alone in it. It is my desire to depend on that promise as fact, based on nothing else but that God keeps His word and won’t leave.
Isaiah 54:10 continues, “My promise of peace for you will never be broken. I, the Lord, say this. I have mercy on you”.
Praying that you and I will remember His promise today. God is always with you.
Kathy’s on staff at America’s Keswick in the Development Department. Kathy has been married to her husband Dave for 28 years. They have two adult children. Kathy is active in her local Church and has taught Sunday school and Bible studies for women. Her passion is to encourage women to deepen their walk with Jesus Christ by finding and living out the truths of God’s Word.