In HIS Presence


Read: Isaiah 49: 14-16

Meditation verse: “Even to your old age, I am He, and even to grey hairs, I will carry you! I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you” (Isaiah 46:4)

Have you ever felt like God has forsaken you? Here is His promise to you this day. “Can a woman forget her nursing child and not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely, they may forget, yet I will not forget you. See I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands; your walls are continually before Me” (Isaiah 49:14-16). All the promises of God in Christ are yes and amen in Him, to the glory of God through us (2 Cor 1:20). If you are in Christ, God’s pronouncements concerning your life, are as good as done.

The famous spiritual poem “Footprints in the Sand” written by Mary Fishback portrays an individual who dreamed of having a conversation with God whilst walking along the beach: “Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life. For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand, one belonging to me and one to my Lord. After the last scene of my life flashed before me, I looked back at the footprints in the sand. I noticed that at many times along the path of my life, especially at the very lowest and saddest times, there was only one set of footprints. This really troubled me, so I asked the Lord about it. “Lord, you said once I decided to follow you, You’d walk with me all the way. But I noticed that during the saddest and most troublesome times of my life, there was only one set of footprints. I don’t understand why, when I needed You the most, You would leave me.” He whispered, “My precious child, I love you and will never leave you. Never, ever, during your trials and testing, when you saw only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.” (Mary Fishback).

In your most vulnerable moments, God is with you. When you feel like giving up, He is there by your side. Even when you do not feel like it, He is with you. “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me” (Psalm 23:4).


IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye

Have you asked Jesus Christ to come into your heart?

He says in Mathew 11:28, “come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” He longs to give you rest.

Would you like to do so now? Here’s a prayer you can say:

Dear Jesus, I believe that You died to save me from all my sins. Today, I invite you into my heart and I accept you as my Lord and Saviour. Please forgive all my sins and help me to live my life for You.


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