In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe. Psalm 4:8 (NLT)
The wonder and power of Christ’s resurrection made us come to worship with joy and thanksgiving yesterday. Now what will I do today and every day? Did I greet the morning sun today as I did yesterday?
For the next 50 days Jesus’ disciples stayed together and prayed. They were afraid of the High Priest and Sanhedrin and the Romans. They were uncertain what to do. Yes, they were sheep without their shepherd. Jesus told them to wait in Jerusalem for the Father’s promise (Acts 1). And on that day when the Holy Spirit descended on them in God’s power, they were never alone again.
I have the blessing of their testimony and the testimonies of so many others who have gone before me. Whether my days are filled with great joy or trials and great sorrow, God will never abandon me.
Christ’s resurrection is the manifestation of His triumph over sin and death. No one and nothing can separate me from God’s presence unless I choose sin instead of Jesus. Jesus proclaimed a promise that when I accepted Him as my Savior then I am in the Father’s hand and no one can snatch me out of His hand (John 10:29). In the darkness of night, when storms rage with great thunder and lightening and the earth shakes, I am still in the Father’s hand. When disease or pain attack my physical body, God is with me. When people reject or forget me, the Father never will.
I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 (NLT)
If you have a concordance in the back of your Bible, look up the word “Hope.” Or go online to Biblegateway.com and put the word “Hope” in the keyword search. Read the passages, the many passages, in Scriptures that speak of Hope. Fill all the empty, uncertain corners of your mind and spirit with the truth and promises of God’s Hope. Commit those words of God to memory so when life’s storms blow and try to knock you down, God’s promises will be the anchor. Jesus will be your Rock and sure foundation. We never walk alone.
You’ll Never Walk Alone written by Richard Rogers & Oscar Hammerstein and sung by Jordin Sparks