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I Am With You Always

I Am With You Always

I broaden the path beneath you so that your ankles do not turn. This shows how intricately I am involved in your life-journey. I know exactly what is before you, and I can alter the path ahead of you to make your way easier. Sometimes I enable you to see what I have done on your behalf. At other times you are blissfully unaware of the hardship I have spared you. Either way, My work to widen the way before you demonstrates how lovingly I am involved in your life.

From your perspective, My workings are often mysterious. I do not protect you β€” or anyone β€” from all adversity. Neither was I shielded from hardship during my thirty-three years of living in your world. On the contrary, I willingly suffered unimaginable pain, humiliation, and agony on the cross β€” for your sake! When My Father turned away from Me, I experienced unspeakable suffering. But because I was willing to endure that excruciating isolation from Him, you will never have to suffer alone. I have promised: I am with you always!

And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, β€œEli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, β€œMy God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” β€” Matthew 27:46 NKJV
... And teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. β€” Matthew 28:20
You broaden the path beneath me, so that my ankles do not turn. β€” Psalm 18:36

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I am the resurrection and the life; all lasting Life emanates from Me. People search for life in many wrong ways: chasing after fleeting pleasures, accumulating pos- sessions and wealth, trying to deny the inevitable effects of aging. Meanwhile, I freely offer abundant Life to everyone who turns toward Me. As you come to Me and take My yoke upon you, I fill you with My very Life. This is how I choose to live in the world and accomplish My purposes. This is also how I bless you with Joy unspeakable and full of Glory. The Joy is Mine, and the Glory is Mine; but I bestow them on you as you live in My Presence β€” inviting Me to live fully in you.

Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. β€” Matthew 11:28-29
Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see Him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls. β€” 1 Peter 1:8-9 KJV
Jesus said to her, β€œI am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me will live, even though he dies.” β€” John 11:25

Excerpted with permission from Jesus Calling for Easter by Sarah Young, copyright Sarah Young.

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Your Turn

Jesus is with you! You never ever have to suffer alone. He is Emmanuel β€” God with us. Invite Him into your day to walk with you and share the journey. Come share your thoughts with us. We want to hear from you! ~ Devotionals Daily