The Power of His Presence
Be strong and courageous; don’t be terrified or afraid of them. For it is the LORD your God who goes with you; He will not leave you or forsake you.
Throughout Scripture, we find the solid, assuring promise that God is with us, and He will never leave us. Jesus reiterated it in Matthew 28:20, and we find it again in Hebrews 13:5. As a Christian, the Holy Spirit lives in us, and God has promised to never leave us or forsake us in our earthly journey. But, do we really understand just how great that promise is or what it really means?
Psalm 114: 3-4
The sea looked and fled; the Jordan turned back. The mountains skipped like rams, the hills like lambs.
These verses describe what happened when God’s people fled Egypt (sin) and approached the Red Sea. The sea looked and fled. After they spent 40 years circling the wilderness and finally had the faith to enter the Promised Land, the Jordan River turned back so they could cross over on dry ground. When God is with us, mountains move in response to His presence.
Tremble, earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob, who turned the rock into a pool of water, the flint into a spring of water.
When God’s presence is with you, miracles happen! Whatever elements stand in the way of you and your God-given purpose flee and fold at the presence of the Almighty. God clears the way for your victory as you step into His promises.
What miracle do you need today? What mountain or great sea stands between you and your promise? His presence will clear the way. Don’t be afraid to move forward. Be strong and courageous, for it is the LORD, your God who goes with you!
Have a blessed day!