I love this song by Ellie Holcomb, It expresses how with Jesus our lives are full of things we could not have imagined before knowing Jesus. She uses color to express the beauty Jesus brings to our lives.
We do not feel worthy of Jesus and all he gives us, but because he loves us to immensely, we are worthy to receive from him.
No matter what has happened in our past, struggles we have now, or uncertainty about the future, nothing can separate us the love of Jesus.
I shared this song a few months ago, but after watching this Live version, I want to share it again. I love this song. No matter how dark our valleys in life are, Jesus holds onto us.
Jesus has promised that he will never leave us. Jesus ALWAYS keeps his promises.
There may be times we feel Jesus has left us, but he has not. He is always with us, near us, watching over us. If we feel he has left us, it is because we are focused on our circumstances. Circumstances can be troubling, but they do not change the fact that Jesus never leaves us. No matter how dire our situation is, he is with us.
May is awareness month for mental health and for several chronic illnesses including :Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Lyme Disease, Arthritis, Celiacs, and others.
Which ever chronic illness a person is living with, there are some things shared in common such as social life being affected, limited, or in some cases nonexistent. Doctor appointments seem unending and are costly. Some experience loneliness and depression.
One person who will never leave us is Jesus. I love the promises of Jesus and would like to share a few.
John 14:23- Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.”
Jesus wants to be our roommate.
“And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Jesus will always be with us.
I would also like to share a song that has meant so much to me. It is My Prayer for You by Alisa Turner.
And I didn’t know I’d find You here, in the middle of my deepest fear But You were drawing near, You were overwhelming me with peace So I lift my voice and sing: “You’re gonna carry us through everything!” You were drawing near, You’re overwhelming all my fears with peace
No matter what we experience, we can find Jesus in the midst of our struggles.. It surprises us when we find Jesus in our valleys of life, but it is actually Jesus keeping his promise. Jesus said in Matthew 28:
I am with you always
There is never a moment, an experience, that Jesus is not with us. In any problem, Jesus is with us. We can look to him in all situations.
When we experience difficulties in life, a normal reaction is to wonder if God will help, if God cares, and if God sees.
If we take a moment in such times to remember how far God went to provide a way for us to be forgiven and brought into relationship with him, the answer is yes he will, yes he cares, and yes he sees. Jesus died on the cross for us. That is how far God went on our behalf.
Sometimes he works quickly, sometimes we wait, but God works on our behalf.
The arms of Jesus were stretched out on the cross because of his love for us. He died for us so we could be forgiven. Jesus defeated death for us and his arms are open to us. Whatever problem, trouble, we face, Jesus invites us to come to him.
Even in death we do not need to worry. Jesus has his arms open to us to welcome us home. That is why in 1st Corinthians 15 it says:
“Death has been swallowed up in victory.”
“Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?”
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Jesus shares his victory over death with us. Jesus calls us to himself. He has promised to always be with us. There is never a moment Jesus is not with us.