Apr 3, 2014

Who is WITH You?

“With” is a simple word. It means accompanied by; accompanying: in some particular relation to. It’s one of the words that we use on a daily basis in almost all conversations; or perhaps in more conversations than we realize.

Yet, when used it can make all of the difference in the world. 

It’s one thing to know that a friend cares about you and wants to help you and has your back. But it is a whole other thing to have them actually in the same place as where you are and holding you, and helping you, and having your back. 

Its one thing to know that God cares for you, wants to provide for you, will protect you, loves you, and wants the best for you. That alone means a whole lot when you are in a situation in which you don’t or can’t see any way out. 

Yet it is another thing to know that He is actually WITH you. He is the One who goes WITH us as we go through the valley of the shadow of death and that His rod and staff are there (Psalm 23:4); that is something that removes fear and brings comfort to our souls! 

What comfort there is to know that He is with us when two or three are gathered together in His name (Matthew 18:20).