The LORD Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged”Deuteronomy 31:8
Everyday brings stress and challenges. A few moments ago I had a phone chat with my dad on his birthday. As good as it is to be able to talk with him on his special day, I really wish I could have hung out with him, joined him in watching a Rugby game at the club he founded. But given he lives in Australia and I am in America, a phone call it is. What really pronounced the distance was when he told me he loved me. That hit hard!
Each of us face challenges daily. Life is far from perfect, it ain’t no Disney movie. Which is why this passage from Deuteronomy is spot on today. For all that I face, all the grief, the disappointments and struggles, God will never leave me or ignore me. I need to be reminded daily and often, God hasn’t given up on me. I face my day with the creator of the universe by my side.