Monday, August 24, 2009
I will never leave you
While flying up to the Sudan on last week, and knowing that I might miss my connecting flight in Addis Ababa (see here), I implored God to take control of the whole situation. I had my Bible on the seat next to me. I opened it and a Scripture which I’d highlighted, caught my eye. It follows the part in Mark’s Gospel when the disciples were out fishing and Jesus was asleep at the back of their boat. A fierce storm arose and the disciples were desperately afraid. They frantically woke Jesus. He rebuked the wind and quieted the water. Then He turned to the disciples and asked them: “Why are you so afraid? Do you still not have faith in me?” (Mark 4:40 – emphasis mine)
I realised that the Lord was talking directly to me. I have followed and loved Him for almost four decades. Over the past three years, I have come to know Him in a very special way and only by His grace, am obedient to Him in all I do. I know He will never fail me or leave me. In Hebrews 13:5 and 6, He promises me: "I will never fail or forsake you. And I can say with confidence, the Lord is my Helper, so I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”
I sat back in my seat and trusted Jesus with my whole trip. And once again, He came through for me. That is why I love Him so much. Amen!