1.05.2016

You Are Not Alone


“Mark well that GOD doesn’t miss a move you make; he’s aware of every step you take. The shadow of your sin will overtake you; you’ll find yourself stumbling all over yourself in the dark. Death is the reward of an undisciplined life; your foolish decisions trap you in a dead end.”
Proverbs 5:21-23 MSG
http://bible.com/97/pro.5.21-23.msg

Where is the encouragement in this passage? It's hidden in our perspective.

The blessing is in there – He's aware! God's alert and awake to you and I. He sees us and knows the battles we face! We are not alone! We are in it together with God. Today is not the last word of our story!

That is good news! That's exciting! That's encouraging! We have a Heavenly Daddy, Jesus called him, "Abba," who knows us, each of us. He's on our side and rooting for us to win. He's given us his word, his son, and his Holy Spirit to lead and guide us each day. We do not have to go it alone!

On those days we find we are stumbling through the dark, we can turn our hearts back to him and he will come running! And we can choose to stay focused on him to live outside the burdens of those dark days forever!

There are accounts of Jesus's followers who continued to praise and trust God in the midst of false imprisonment, torture, and execution...those are bad days! How much more can we praise in the midst of difficulties we face?

Turn to Jesus today. Trust him. Thank him. Follow him.

Blessings today and always! –M