“For I am with you and will save you,” says the Lord. – (Jeremiah 30:11a, NLT)
I am with you and will rescue you, declares the Lord. – (Jeremiah 30:11a, CEB)
For I am with you to save you, declares the Lord. – (Jeremiah 30:11a, ESV)
When I am with people and my mind is occupied, I am in a reasonably good space, considering I am not allowed to do the very things I long to do the most. However, in the quiet moments, when I am alone, I find fear and anxiety try to find a foothold, as I become acutely aware of my own mortality and the potentially ticking time bomb that is currently calling a vein deep in my calf, home. I know that not one of us knows the number of our days, nor have we been given any sort of guarantee nor shelf life. However, I do know that this verse in Jeremiah is a great reminder this morning, as God is with me, and He will save me from this season in His time. For whatever reason, it is a road that I have to currently walk. I do not know if it is to learn patience, perseverance, or to simply be shown in an even greater capacity, how He remains present through all things. Whatever the reason, I will keep fixing my eyes on the reality that He is with me and that He is present to save. May we set our hearts and minds on the truth and trust in the Lord who is mighty to save.
Allow not the fear,
To find a way in;
For God is present,
He fights from within.
Ready to rescue,
The Lord’s ever near;
Let anxiousness go,
As He calms all fear.
Rise up in His strength,
Keep moving, be brave;
For God is with us,
He’s mighty to save.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You are with us and You save us. Thank You that Your presence preserves and strengthens us as we keep pressing forward. Forgive us for our fears and anxiety over the unknown, as lack of faith fuels these things. Teach us to trust You more, for You have promised to be with us, always. Show us how to hold fast to Your promised presence, so that we will walk boldly into all that You ask of us. Lead us to love others in Your strength, so that we would encourage and support those around us well. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we trust in Your presence and Your promise to save. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
I thank and praise You, O God of my fathers: You have given me wisdom and power. – Daniel 2:23