One of the worst feelings in life is to feel all alone. Many times, during life’s struggles, the problems are amplified due to this feeling. This is one of the chief tools the devil uses on Christians, to tell you that you are by yourself, that God does not care and isn’t there for you in your moment of need.
I heard of a man who was telling of when he was a young boy growing up in a congested and bustling city. His mother arranged for a teenaged girl who lived nearby to walk home with him at the end of the school day. For this, she was paid a dollar a day. But Tony rebelled in the second grade and told his mother, “I’ll walk myself to school and I will be extra careful. You can save the money.”
After a period of pleading and begging, little Tony finally got his way. For the next two years, he walked himself back and forth to school. It was an eight-block walk with many streets to cross, but he was careful and didn’t talk to strangers or get distracted along the way.
Years later at a family party, he bragged about his independence and reminded his family of how he had taken care of himself as a boy. His mother laughed and added the rest of the story. “Did you really think you were alone?” she asked. “Every morning when you left for school, I left with you. I walked behind you all the way. When you got out of school at 3:30 in the afternoon, I was there. I always kept myself hidden, but I was there, and I followed you all the way home. I just wanted to be there for you in case you needed me.”
According to scripture, the child of God is NEVER alone. Understand this, you travel in a pack, never by yourself. If the devil’s blinders were taken off and you could see through your spiritual eyes, here is what you would see (2 Kings 6:17). First, God is going before you, His angels are encamped around you, and following you are His goodness and mercy. My friend, never forget you are surrounded, not by your problem, but by the Lord of your answer!
Read, meditate, and quote the scriptures below every morning as you are starting your day. Don’t let your mind be littered with the thoughts of the devil or the thoughts of the naysayers around you. But get your mind in God’s Word and you will find both a change of heart and a change of thought. This will change the words you speak and the walk you take. Always remember you WILL make it.
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Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.” Deuteronomy 31:8 (NLT)
I will go before you and make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron. Isaiah 45:2 (NKJV)
The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them. Psalm 34:7 (NRSV)
For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; Psalm 91:11 (NIV)
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Psalm 23:6 (KJV)
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5 (NIV)