“For some of us, it requires special convincing.”
When the pastor said it this morning, it wrote it down. Am I one of those “some of us”?
It’s been a busy week. A busier one follows. And in the midst of it, I’ve been asking God . . .
- to remove certain emotions and replace them with others
- to grant peace and eliminate worries
- to heal my cold and restore my energy
And I got nothing.
Or so it seemed.
I remained stressed and anxious and weak. Where was God?
I remember now. He was with me . . .
- running me into friends
- revealing his perfect timing
- giving me pockets of rest
He is what I got. I’m convinced.
If he says he’ll never leave me or forsake me (and he does), then he won’t. He’s glue all on me. He is faithful. He keeps his promises. He follows through on his word.
I don’t have to feel it to know it is true. To know Jesus is present. Here. With me. Always. His Spirit in me convicts me. Convinces me.
His presence is my healing, not a change of emotions or circumstances or health. Jesus.
As you head into a new week—maybe a busy one also—he will be close with you. He is what—who—you’ll need, what I’ll need.
He presence is special. Be convinced.
It is the LORD who goes before you.
He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you.
Do not fear or be dismayed.
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What have you been asking him for lately?
What have you received?