January 23 // Karen Rodgers
Genesis 28:15 Behold I am with you and I will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land. For I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.
I am with you!
What an amazing and comforting promise from God, yet one we often forget. 2020 was likely the most challenging year many of us will ever see in our lifetime. How many times in all the uncertainty did we forget that God was right there with us through it all? It isn’t always easy to feel like God is present when we see chaos around us, yet we know He never leaves us. Sometimes it seems easier to see the chaos of the world, and miss the beauty of The Almighty all around us.
I will keep you wherever you go!
As I reflect on all that has happened in the last year, I am thinking of all the ways God fulfilled his promise to keep us. How amazing is it that in a year that churches were shut down across the world, technology provided a way for us to worship together from our homes? During the down times of quarantine and shut down, I watched God’s people care for those in need. Families spent more time together and less time rushing from point A to point B.
I will not leave you!
This promise to His people back in Genesis, is the same promise He makes to us today. No matter where we go, what we do or what we are going through, He never leaves us and fulfills all of His promises. As you reflect on the year behind us, look for all the ways God came through in times of crisis. As you reflect on this verse today, look for God in your day today.
It is important to seek God’s presence throughout our day, but the bigger challenge is this: “Can people see God’s presence in us?” Not only should we feel God’s presence, those around us should sense it too. As we passionately seek to sense His presence, we will reflect all these amazing assurances from God to people in our lives that need Him.
God, we thank you for being with us through all the times of chaos and keeping us through the uncertainty. Help us reflect your promises to those in our lives. Open doors for us to share Jesus to others. Help us to not ignore your presence in every moment of our day.