You"re Never Alone

“And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Romans 8:38–39

Have you ever felt like you were all alone and that no one understood or even cared what you were feeling? Maybe you are going through a tough time in life right now and it seems nothing is going the way you had hoped or planned and you are wondering where God is. Know today there is good news! God is aware and best of all He cares and is there right by your side!

Yes, friend, God cares about you and the Bible is filled with encouragement for those of us who belong to Him even when we aren’t necessarily looking for Him or when we become distracted by life. King David became overwhelmed when he realized that the God of heaven was with him all the time and that there was no place David could go in the entire universe that God wasn’t already there waiting for him that David couldn’t contain the wonderful feelings he felt when he realized the love God has for us and how He proves it every day. Read Psalm 139:1-18 for yourself, and know today too it was written just for you!

“O LORD, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my thoughts even when I’m far away. You see me when I travel and when I rest at home. You know everything I do. You know what I am going to say even before I say it, LORD. You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too great for me to understand! I can never escape from your Spirit! I can never get away from your presence! If I go up to heaven, you are there; if I go down to the grave, you are there. If I ride the wings of the morning, if I dwell by the farthest oceans, even there your hand will guide me, and your strength will support me. I could ask the darkness to hide me and the light around me to become night— but even in darkness I cannot hide from you. To you the night shines as bright as day. Darkness and light are the same to you. You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, you are still with me!”  

God isn’t just there when life is good. From reading scripture it appears He is even closer to us when life is at its worst, and is why the Lord reminds us in Proverbs 18:24 that a good friend sticks closer than a brother, and oh what a friend we have in Jesus! God tells us in Isaiah 43:2-3 that yes each of us will go through hard things but in the difficulties we encounter He won’t abandon us! Far from it. God will be with us in the midst of our trials just like He was in that fiery furnace we read about in the book of Daniel. Isaiah writes, “When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.”

Go with God today! Look for Him everywhere you go and in every place you are because He is right there! Enjoy His presence today finding comfort in this truth…

“For the LORD will go ahead of you; yes, the God of Israel will protect you from behind.”

Isaiah 52:12


Michael Osthimer




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