“He I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him” (Psalm 91:15).

Of all the promises in the Scripture, one promise which finds place repeatedly is “I will be with you” “Abraham, I am your strength and your shield” God said, “Fear not, you worm Jacob, you men of Israel! I will help you. He looked at Joshua and said, “…as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you” (Joshua 1:5).

One of the names of God is “Immanuel.” The meaning for the word “Immanuel” is “God is with us.” He has promised to be with us not for a day or a month or one or two years but He is with us always even to the end of the age. Dear children of God, the presence of Lord with you is truth among truths and fact among facts. But, are you with God? Many people reach places where God dislikes coming and they ignore God in favour of the lusts of the flesh.

See! There were two daughters-in-law to Naomi. Among them, Orpah returned to her nation after kissing Naomi. But, Ruth firmly caught hold of Naomi. She was the one to inherit the blessing.

When Job was experiencing the days of horror, his servants and relatives left him and went to faraway places. That is the worldly situation. When you are happy, thousands would throng around you. But no one will come forward to share your sorrows. God alone is one to get afflicted in all your afflictions (Isaiah 63:9).

Paul the Apostle says, “During the time of enquiry, everyone left me and I was left alone. But God was with me.” The same were the words of Jeremiah too. “But the Lord is with me as a mighty” (Jeremiah 20:11).

When Jesus was nailed on the Cross, all His disciples disappeared. Not even one among those who received miracles from him was with Him at that time. So many lepers were healed. So many blind were helped to receive the vision. So many lame were made to walk. But during His days of sorrow, there was none to share His sufferings. Dear children of God, whoever may run away from you but God will always be with you.

To meditate: “Because he has set his love upon me, therefore I will deliver him” (Psalm 91:14).

Daily BreadJoshua Jebadurai