Human beings were created to be social creatures. We are naturally designed to communicate with one another, to live with one another and to develop healthy interpersonal relationships. In this life we have allies and we, unfortunately, have enemies. No greater ally do we have than that in Jesus Christ. For if he is for us, then who is able to stand against us (Romans 8:31)? Today’s devotion comes from Jesus Calling by Sarah Young:
You face nothing alone – nothing! When you feel anxious know that you are focusing on the visible world and leaving Me out of the picture. The remedy is simple: Fix your eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. Verbalize your trust in Me, the Living One who sees you always. I will get you safely through this day and all your days. but you can find Me only in the present. Each day is a precious gift from My Father. How ridiculous to grasp for future gifts when today’s is set before you! Receive today’s gift gratefully, unwrapping it tenderly and delving into its depths. As you savor this gift, you find Me.
The assurance a Christian has is their faith and the words of God that as we draw near to Him, he will draw near to us (James 4:8). We have a divine relationship with our creator where He is there with us and for us no matter what things we face here in life. This is where true peace is found. Are you drawing near to Christ and the Father today? What is preventing you from drawing near and knowing that Christ is with you and for you? The promise is that God will neither leave us or forsake us (Deuteronomy 31:6 and Hebrews 13:5). The only time we feel forsaken and left alone is due to our own volition and it is our own design that we have left and forsaken our Loving Sovereign Father.