Will Be There"
beloved "I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry"
calls to mind Exodus 3:14. When the Lord commissions Moses
to lead the suffering Israelites out of Egypt, Moses wonders
how he, a mere herdsman, can speak for God. In Everett
Fox’s recent literal translation of the Torah, God
replies, "Tell them, ‘I-Will-Be-There sends me
Again and again throughout Scripture we’re assured that
God is always there for His children, in the
best and worst of situations and everything in between. In
Hebrews 13:5 (Amplified) the assurance is repeated three
times: "I will not, I will not, I will not in any
degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let you
right there with us
Plainly, His being "there" means a lot
more than cold Omnipresence. Most of us have grown up
knowing that God is everywhere--but too few of us know in
our hearts that He’s right there with us,
working day and night to bring us healing, deliverance, and
God doesn’t wander away from us and never will. Of
course all too often we wander away from God,
whether by way of laziness, corrupt appetites, bad theology,
or you-name-it. But once we’re clear in our heads and
hearts that God is present with power in any circumstance we
face, we can go into action in the strength that He supplies.
make all things new"
Are you struggling with a "mountain"--of
sadness, despair, unbelief, strife, mental disease, physical
pain, or any other torment? Take your place in Christ, speak
the Word, and God will move the mountain for you (Mark
Does it seem that you’re just wearing out? God has said
"Behold, I make all things new" (Revelation 21:5).
Ask Him for a new blood stream, a new pancreas, a new heart,
liver, brain, immune system. Ask for whatever you need, in
faith that He’s there with it--indeed, that through
Christ’s sacrifice it’s already yours.
How about the broader issues? Are you dissatisfied with
the direction your career has taken? Are you troubled by
your family life and other relationships? Are your children
disobedient? Is your spouse remote and unhappy? God is there
for you. Take the time to ask Him what His plan for your
life is, and ask Him about the details of that plan.
Then do what the Spirit tells you to do. You have
the assurance of Jeremiah 29:11 (Amplified): "For I
know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the
Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for
evil, to give you hope in your final outcome."
Whatever your concerns may be, turn to the Divine
Presence, find out His plan, and then line up with that
plan. You’ll be taken by the hand and led gently to a
place of eternal blessing.
forget that . . .
God should be our
resort, not our last resort. Start taking time
right now to build up the faith you need to
receive His healing.
God is ready to
heal us in every
physically, emotionally, and mentally.
God heals all
types of disease, pain, sorrow, and
infirmity. Nothing is too hard for Him.
us to be healed, to be "whole"
persons enjoying abundant life.
God expects us to
with Him in getting healed—through
medicine, diet, exercise, and straight thinking.
Everything that promotes healing is a gift from
Healing Briefs here