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By: Ted Camp, Silent Word Ministries

 

Are there times you feel like no one cares? David cried, “I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul” (Psalm 142:4). I am reminded of Charlie Brown (Peanuts) as he was pitching a ball game. The score in the first inning was 22-0. He finally got off the pitcher’s mound, turned around and yelled, “Is anyone else out there?”

Sometimes you might feel like Charlie Brown. The Lord emphasizes to the child of God that He cares and that He is always with you (II Peter 5:7). The Lord also emphasizes the word “with” throughout Scriptures. Once you are in Christ, you are never alone again – never! Even when you are alone, you are not alone.

He is “there” in times of loneliness, heartaches, trials, disappointments, tragedies, circumstances, or bad health. He is in the your valley with you (Psalm 23:4). As He was with Noah in the ark, Moses in the wilderness, Joseph in the pit, and Paul in prison. He will also be with you. He said to His disciples, “Lo, I am with thee always” (Matthew 28:20).

He is “there” in the storms of life. He may not still your storm, but He can still you in the storm. His presence brings comfort, hope, and peace. There is no substitute for the presence and peace of the Lord. He is always with you. He is “there” in life, He will also be “there” in death, and He is “there” in eternity.

“We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord” (II Corinthians 5:8). Nothing can separate us from the Lord – Nothing! “For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38-39).

There is no time after salvation that the child of God is ever alone again. Others may leave or forsake you but He will never leave or forsake you – never (Hebrews 13:5). This verse can read, “I will never, never, never leave thee, no never forsake thee never.” Then He promises one day that we will forever be with Him. “Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words” (I Thessalonians 4:17-18).

So whatever you are facing this day, remember, the Lord is with you. I know because many times He has been “there” with me. He can and will also be “there” with you. You are not alone, because the Lord promises, “I am with thee!”

Ted Camp is director of Silent Word Ministries, a worldwide ministry based in Trenton. E-mail him at TC@silentword.org.

 


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