God Is With You Every Day

Jesus with a Christian

God is always with you by his Spirit. The Holy Spirit’s work brings deep and lasting peace to our hearts and minds. Unlike worldly peace, which is usually defined as the absence of conflict, Holy Spirit peace gives us confident assurance in any circumstance. With his peace, we do not need to fear the present or the future. Sin, fear, uncertainty, doubt, and despair are at war within us, but the peace of God restrains these hostile forces and offers comfort in place of conflict. Jesus says he will give us that peace through his Spirit if we are willing to accept it from him (John 14:27). When you feel the stress of life, allow the Holy Spirit to fill you with Jesus’ peace.

God is with you. Do not fear. God has not given us the spirit of fear (2 Timothy 1:7). If we are ever afraid, we can remind ourselves of God’s love. We know that he loves us perfectly. We can resolve our fears first by focusing on his immeasurable love for us and then by allowing him to love others through us. His love will quiet our fears and give us confidence.

Trust God's guidance. We must trust Him not only for the salvation of our souls but also for the direction of our lives. There should be an acknowledgment that we do not know what is best for us, that we are not capable of guiding ourselves. Jeremiah expressed it pointedly: “O Lord, I know the way of man is not in himself; it is not in man who walks to direct his own steps” (Jeremiah. 10:23).

Cast your burden on the Lord and don’t worry over anything because God is with you (1 Peter 5:7). Worry is unnecessary; there is no need for us to bear the burdens when He is willing and able to bear them for us. Worry is futile; it hasn’t solved a problem yet. Worry is a sin. A preacher once said: “Worry is a sin because it denies the wisdom of God; it says that He doesn’t know what He’s doing. It denies the love of God; it says He does not care. And it denies the power of God; it says that He isn’t able to deliver me from whatever is causing me to worry.”

Cast your burden on God by prayer. Pray by the Spirit. The Holy Spirit will help you in prayer. We are often perplexed in our prayer life. We do not know how to pray as we should. We pray selfishly, ignorantly, and narrowly. But once again the Spirit comes alongside to assist us in our weakness, interceding for us with groaning which cannot find expression (Romans 8:26).

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