Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the LORD your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6
My God is there for me! Jehovah Shammah – The Lord is there
This name “Jehovah Shammah” embodies the verse from Matthew 18:20 – “For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.” He is with me. He comforts me and supports me. He is part of my community. When I am with other Christians, He is not just a thought. He promises to be there. In our midst.
My God goes with me
In Deuteronomy 31:6 we are promised that God will not fail or forsake us. We can be strong and courageous. Imagine yourself little again. Walking with your mom or dad. You get distracted, and you suddenly find your self lost. You’re looking everywhere. Suddenly from out of nowhere you feel a hand take yours. Your parent is right there by your side making sure you are safe and secure. God too is with us, and He is even more reliable than our parents. He will never fail or forsake us. He doesn’t get distracted. Even when we are, He is right there with his hand out waiting for us to cling to Him.
Are you taking God’s hand? Are you going to walk with Him?
September 20, 2011 at 5:42 pm
Love the analogy of a child that gets separated from his parents. How wonderful it is that God is always there to take our hand and provide the strength we need.