Always with you

The Bible lets us know that we can expect to go through some difficult times while we’re on this earth.1 The good news is that it also promises that we won’t have to go through them alone. God promises to always be there for us. “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me.”2 “I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken.”3

God wants to hear about our burdens and for us to give Him all our cares, so that He can bring hope to our heart, peace to our soul, and strength to our life.4 Of course, God is not only interested in our struggles; He cares about everything we experience throughout our lives, from our smallest victories to our greatest fears and everything in between.

Once Jesus comes into our lives, His presence is always with us. Sometimes we can feel it, sometimes not, but by faith we can say like King David of old: “The righteous person faces many troubles, but the Lord comes to the rescue each time.”5 While David had his difficult moments when he felt overwhelmed,6 ultimately he knew that God would never forsake him in times of trouble.—And neither will He forsake us.7

We hope this Activated Special Edition will be a blessing and encourage you that whatever happens, you are never alone!

  1. See John 16:33.
  2. Psalm 23:4 NIV
  3. Psalm 16:8 NLT
  4. See 1 Peter 5:7.
  5. Psalm 34:19 NLT
  6. See Psalm 61:2.
  7. See Hebrews 13:5.

Ronan Keane

Ronan Keane is the executive editor of the Activated magazine.