No-one will be able to stand up against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU NOR FORSAKE YOU. Joshua 1:5
A Guarantee according to my Oxford dictionary is: formal promise to do something or that a thing is of specified quality and durability; thing offered as security.
It is just a little over 2 years when my family up stakes and moved from my husband’s home country, Poland and headed west to England in the UK. The excitement and hope we carried along with us was unprecedented. Of course, we had SOMEONE going before us to prepare the way. Like Joshua’s time, we had done our homework. We had allowed ourselves to spy on the land we were going to settle in. And the report was all good.
But alas, as soon as we got off the bus…we were all on our own! There was no-one to meet us on the other side. We didn’t know where to start to begin us. With limited resources in our pockets, we did eventually manage to get accomodation albeit with much difficulties attached to it. The challenge of looking for jobs and with money quickly running out made matters more complicated.
At the back of my mind….there was always the thoughts of GOD….yes, GOD. But…it wasn’t GOD as I had come to know Him. You see, faced with all these challenges, I couldn’t understand why God couldn’t come through when we need Him the most. My Father seemed as if He had failed to keep His word; I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU NOR FORSAKE YOU.
But… truth be told. He was there. He was there when I questioned; He was there when my husband got his first job…and 2 months later, I joined him. He was there when we moved into our first house on our own; He was there when dad fell ill and later went to be with the Lord a couple of months later. He was there when I doubted His ability to deliver and above all… He was there to meet me on the OTHER END.
As a child of God, I now realised that His GUARANTEE does not cover me from pain, death, lack, destruction and all kinds of adversity. His ONLY GUARANTEE is a continual everlasting presence from the beginning, in-between and at the end of whatever life brings my way. Read Romans 8:35-39 and be encouraged.
He is a covenant keeping God!
This is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing your heart with us. God bless you. 🙂
Yes, the only guarantee we have is God’s ever abiding presence. It doesn’t preclude us from adversity yet it doesn’t change His everlasting love for us. Adversity makes us question His love but I have come to realize that, tough as it is to handle, adversity helps us more than destroys us. Through it we get refined in character and it shapes our understanding of God more and more.
Thank you for sharing this, Gladwell. I pray that God will come through for you and make a way there there seems no way. Thanks again for stopping by my blog.
Thank you for your words of encouragement. He is faithful!
Love and blessings,
Thank you for showing us what it looks like and may feel like, to have God with us . .. even though our circumstances shout out to us that He’s not here. Our youngest daughter continues to have seizures . . .but I see His hand covering her over and over and feel Him here with us. God bless you Gladwell, as you proclaim His promises and His faithfulness!
Thank you and I do pray as you trust His Presence He will continue showing Himself faithful in all your circumstances.
Love and blessings,