HE WILL NEVER LEAVE YOUFeb 22, 2022 2022-02-13 20:32
HE WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU
HE WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU
Read: Psalm 34:1-22
“Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.” (Psalm 34:19).
The story is told of a construction worker named Jim who was such a passionate lover of Jesus Christ. Every day at work during his lunch break at 12 noon, he would go to a quiet place in the construction site to pray whilst the other workers proceeded to have lunch and chat with one another loudly. And he would always begin with “hello Jesus, this is Jim”. One morning there was an accident at the construction site, Jim was badly injured, and he was rushed to the hospital. At exactly 12noon, as Jim lay on the hospital bed, he heard a voice say, “hello Jim, this is Jesus”. Jim could not keep his appointment with Jesus at his corner in the construction site by 12 noon, so Jesus came to him to keep the appointment at the same time.
If you draw near to God, He will draw near to you (James 4:8). If you seek Him with all your heart, you will find Him (Jeremiah 29:13). God rewards those who diligently seek Him (Hebrews 11:6). We are not promised a life free of troubles, so do not think that God is far away from you anytime you are in a difficult situation. John 16:33 says “In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” And Isaiah 43:2 says, “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you”.
“The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart and saves such as have a contrite spirit” (Psalm 34:19). He will meet you at your point of need. Today, He will meet you right where you are.
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.
If you prayed this prayer, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to pray with you personally and send you a copy of my book; ‘Living the Life’ to encourage you as you begin your new life in Christ.
I look forward to hearing from you.