I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.
We received via an email this testimony (at 'The Gospel Broadcast'), from someone living in Scotland: “I grew up in the rebellious 1960s and turned my back on religion. I had attended Sunday school and church all my life but didn’t come to faith until my early twenties after a terrible accident. Since that time, I have spent my adult years telling others of Jesus’s love for us. It has been a journey. . .”
Certainly, “a journey” describes life in this broken world. On the way we encounter mountains and valleys, rivers and plains, crowded highways and lonely roads, highs and lows, joys and sorrows, conflict and loss, heartache and solitude. We cannot see the road ahead, so we must take it as it comes, not as we wish it would be.
The follower of Christ, however, never faces this journey alone. The Scriptures remind us of the constant presence of God. There is nowhere we can go that He is not there (Ps 139:7–12). He will never leave us or forsake us (Deut 31:6; Heb 13:5). Jesus, after promising to send the Holy Spirit, the Lord told His disciples, “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you” (John 14:18).
The challenges and opportunities we face on our journey can be met confidently, for God has promised us His never-failing presence.
Loving Lord God, thank You that You not only know the path I take, You walk it with me. Help me to rely on Your presence, help, and wisdom every day of my journey through life. In Jesus name. Amen.