“Jesus asked, “Do you finally believe? But the time is coming — indeed it’s here now — when you will be scattered, each one going his own way, leaving me alone. Yet I am not alone because the Father is with me. I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world” (John 16:31-33).
People can say a lot when they aren’t going through anything. It is easy to say a lot when your back isn’t up against a wall and when you are not facing trials and sorrows.
However, your situation is not as bad as it looks. No matter how bad it looks, it’s not that bad. Jesus told the disciples that they would leave him, but yet he was not alone. The Lord is with you! You are not by yourself.
God promised that he would never leave nor forsake us in Hebrews 13:5. If the Lord is on your side, you’re not going down, you’re going up. If the Lord is on your side, you will never have to back track. When God is with you, you’ll go into a situation and come out. The same God that is with you when you go in is the same God that will bring you out.
Remember the story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. They went into the fire but did not get burned. God was with them, just as your heavenly father is with you.
You are not by yourself. When God is with you, you don’t have anything to worry about. Be real! Some people don’t know how to deal with the world. Know how to deal with the devil. Don’t let whatever you’re going through get to you, because you are not alone. God is with you. And when God is with you, you already got the victory.
Jones is pastor and presiding prelate for Mt. Carmel Worship Centers and Higher Dimensions Christian Fellowship Inc. and a member of The United Ministerial Alliance of Liberty County.