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God will Never Leave Us

Let God chip away at whatever might be consuming you. Fill up on Him today, and experience a little bit of eternity right now.


Our verse for today comes from Mark 14:7, ” For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you want, you can do good for them. But you will not always have Me. “


A doctor told his story this weekend of his life as a patient. An avid bicycle rider, he had struggled for years through bouts of back pain caused by arthritis. And one day, while he and his wife travelled out west, he felt those familiar aches. But this time, there was something different. And after ignoring it for a while, like most any guy would do, he finally went in to have it checked out. An MRI was scheduled and performed, and one night, while he met with a patient of his in their home, he received a phone call. Caller ID told him it was his doctor, and he excused himself to take the call. From the voice at the other end of the call he heard these words, ” We have a problem. ” It was cancer, and it was bad. The tumor was wrapped around his spine and was pressing in on the nerves of his spinal cord. The doctor, who had delivered similar news to patients of his over the past twenty years, had now become the one in need. And the fear, he explained, was consuming. Over and over again, as he strove to convey to us listeners what he experienced the moments immediately following that phone call, the doctor used the word, ” consumed. ” Every thought in every moment was focused on the cancer and what it meant and might mean to him and his family.


Now, if he were a man who had not or did not believe that he would always have Christ, then he might have wondered where this God was that we speak of. For a God who is not with you every moment is usually a God who frustrates and disappoints. He might have shaken his fist at a God who strikes down one who spent his life helping the hurting and diseased. He might have chosen the poor over the Almighty, for at least they don’t claim to be good and then allow horrors such as this. But he believed that he would always have Jesus. He chose faith rather than doubt. And God’s love won out over fear. Do you believe that you always have Him?


As we seek Him today, let God chip away at whatever might be consuming you. Fill up on Him today, and experience a little bit of eternity right now.

AuthorRich Holt | BCWorldview.org 

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