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God Is With You

May 15, 2020


All of my kids have been afraid of the basement. If they want something down there, they always ask if I would go with them. Recently, my seven-year-old son asked if I would go downstairs with him.

“Of course,” I said.

He grabbed my hand, and we went downstairs. We got what he wanted and went back upstairs. The whole time he held my hand and kept looking up to make sure I wasn’t going to bolt. My presence and commitment provided the peace he needed.

God does the same thing for us.

King David writes, “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”

Even in the darkest and often scariest of seasons, there is great peace who have the shepherd by their side.

I don’t know what you’re going through right now. But it’s likely scary and very challenging. God says, “Don’t be afraid. Grab my hand. I’m here. I will always be here. The problems may not go away, but I will not leave you.”

I hope it brings you comfort to know that God doesn’t deny the reality you’re facing. Instead, he provides you guidance and protection through it all.


Read Psalm 23.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil,
for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.  Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.


Reflect: What images does David use to describe God? How does God display His goodness and love?

Respond: How do the images used impact your view of God? What are the enemies you currently face? How does God’s presence change your perception?

Prayer: 

Father, thank you for being by my side. Help me see and know your presence, so I go wherever you lead. Amen.
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2 years ago
I Love Reading About Our Lord Jesus
2 years ago
This is why this verse is my favorite verse, whatever the problems or fears that I may have, God is right there with me holding my hand,

Thank you Pastor Nat.
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2 years ago ( updated 2 years ago )
What intimacy our heavenly Father has with His children. His rightous name is at stake and He will never compromise Himself. The desire to abide in Him is very strong and comforting.
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2 years ago
DEAR HEAVENLY FATHER;JESUS PLEASE HELP ME TO SEE AND KNOW YOUR PRESENCE;HOLD ME & ALL MY FAMILY;TO;WITH YOUR WILL & SHOW UP& SHOW OFF;THANKYOUJESUS:your child & all my family need you for everything@;virginia r.gomez garcia
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2 years ago
When I was a seven year old little girl my pastor stopped by my house one day and told me to read the 23rd Psalm and learn it.
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2 years ago
I not fear because God is with me
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