“I Am with you always.”
As I read these five words, I was overwhelmed. I was reminded of a promise that, if I am being completely honest here, I’d been taking for granted. Far too often, I let this promise slip away; yes, I believed this truth, but I hadn’t been clinging to it with my whole heart. These five words were spoken to be lived out on a daily, moment by moment, breath after breath basis.
Lately, I have been quite distracted by things and little “l” love. And as humans, it’s easy to think and dream about the future, thinking, “what if” or “if only____”. We try to convince ourselves that better days are coming and what’s ahead is more wonderful than what’s going on right now. Well, although I believe those thoughts are true, they are no excuse to dwell on the future and forget about where we are now. Anticipating, wondering what’s next, does nothing but entertain us enough to miss what’s right in front of us.
I was reminded this morning that I am exactly where I need to be and that I am exquisitely who I was created to be. I was reminded that past, present, and future, never once am I left alone. Never once am I not enough. My God is always present. He is sufficient and His ways are more beautiful than my own.
So, I'm praying that from now on, for all that’s been said and done, nothing would be the same. Things are changing.
This being said, I wanted to remind you that the same goes for you. You are enough. You are right where you need to be. Even if it’s hard hearing it, even if you don’t believe it at the moment, hold onto this truth. You are not alone. You are loved more than you know.
What are you going to do now?
“I am with you always, day after day after day, to the end of the age.”