You Want to Smile

Loneliness is an uncomfortable feeling. No one to talk to or confide in. All your thoughts are bottled up inside you.

As a believer, you are never alone. The disciples were at sea with the waves crashing into the boat. When they saw Jesus walking on the waves, they were terrified. Then the Lord said, “Do not be afraid” (Matthew 14:27 ESV). The Lord is always near his children.

How would you respond if you were one of the following? Joshua needed encouragement (Joshua 1:9) after Moses’ death. How would you like to lead a million people in your first leadership role? David recognized the Lord as his light and was not afraid to be Israel’s second king (Psalms 27:1). Again, the psalmist wrote, “I will not fear, what can man do to me?” Psalms 118:6 ESV. That takes guts to say. Peter later wrote, “He cares for you” (I Peter 5:7 ESV).

Jesus always cares about his children. Immanuel, an Old Testament name for Jesus (Isaiah 7:14), means God with us. When the Angel appeared to Joseph, he told him it was okay to take Mary as his wife because she was fulfilling the Old Testament prophecy (Isaiah 7:14).

Move forward 2000 years. What does this mean to you and me? Simply, we are never alone.

When friends, family, and the world ignore you, you are never alone. Jesus is always with you, but He is not the only one. The Holy Spirit indwells every redeemed person. Flesh and blood may desert you, but God cannot. Why? Because He lives inside you.

All pity parties are self-induced. That may be hard to accept, but it is true. Stop for a moment and look up. What do your spiritual eyes see? Gloom or glory? Glory is there for all to see through the eyes of faith. There is a pearly gate waiting for your arrival.

Do you want to smile? Think about where you will spend eternity!

Author: Frank

The Christian life is an adventure. It’s also a journey. Frank’s pilgrimage has been a lifelong endeavor in helping others in their spiritual walk. His foundation of biblical communication (teaching, preaching and writing) has taken his passion to another step, blogging. It is intended that these blogs will enrich your life and it is hoped that you will pass them on to encourage others.

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