Matthew 28:20 “… I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.”
Our greatest comfort and our greatest joy is the assurance of these words from Jesus. Every moment, His followers are promised His personal and empowering presence. This promise is our greatest spiritual asset, and we could ask for no greater treasure. We could depend on no better security. We could reach no higher heights or experience no deeper depths than to know that Jesus is with us. How awesome is the thought that Jesus will never leave or forsake us. He will always be there. Others may leave, but He will remain. He is with us in our laughter and He is with us in our tears. He is with us in our triumphs and He is with us in our tragedies. He is there with us as we experience joy and He is there in our pain. And He is always touched with the things that our hearts are caused to endure.
Jesus made this commitment to be with us to the ends of the world or the end of the age. It doesn’t matter if we are at home or in a distant land, His presence surrounds us, fills our lonely hearts, and girds us with strength. We only need to recognize Him and know that He is there. It doesn’t matter if we are doing menial tasks or are involved in a major undertaking, He is there to help us in the time of our need. It doesn’t matter if we are in peace or engaged in war, for His protecting arms surround us at all times. It doesn’t matter if it is Sunday, Monday, or another day of the week, He is there always and His mighty presence fills every moment. In His presence there is a peace that passes all understanding. There is also a trust that cannot be described, an abounding love that fills the heart, and a grace that is sufficient for the soul.
We do not have to dread the road ahead or be anxious about the future, for the Lord’s presence will lead us and He will take care of every detail.
The power of His presence will always make a way where there seems to be no way.
He will go before us and make a way in the wilderness and cause streams in the desert (Isaiah 43:19).
His presence will even cause us to bloom in the hard places where we are planted.
Isaiah 42:16 says, “He will make the darkness light before us, and the crooked things straight.
These things He will do for us, and He will not forsake us.” We must hold to the promise that the presence of Jesus will always be with us, for this is the greatest asset that we could ever hope to gain.
Mary Padgett Ministries