“BUT the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength….” 2 Timothy 4:17.
Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading; Amos 1-3, Psalm 80, and 2 Timothy 4.
Paul’s friends deserted him……but God didn’t.
I must never forget that God does not leave me. He’s in it for the long haul!
Since God doesn’t leave me, why do I have so many low moments? I choose to ignore Him. He’s beside me and I behave as if He isn’t.
I am trying to imagine God being in the same room that I am writing this entry from. Maybe He’s standing next to me, or sitting, looking at what I’m writing. Does that give me pause? Cause me to choose the words in this entry carefully? You bet it does! Why? Because I have realized that He is indeed in my midst.
When I am treated badly because of no fault of my own, I am not alone in that condition. He’s with me. He sees what has happened and He sees how I react. I can call on Him without ceasing. I don’t need to go into a church. He’s right next to me! What a blessing that is.
“Father, forgive me for losing sight of Your nearness. You are truly in my midst. Help me, Lord, to act accordingly this day.”