He never let’s go

Ever been down on your luck?

Well, let’s not say “luck,” but just down? Feeling low, empty…, almost like God is not there?

Each of us has our “ups” and “downs.” And, it seems so lonely sometimes, when we are in the valley and, experiencing what appears to be a new low to our life. How do we recover when we have these moments in our life?

For some, it just takes time. We sleep, we eat.  Activities fill our lives until somehow, we seem to appear OK again, and on the other side, almost like we didn’t do anything to change it.

Well, there’s definitely some truth to that. We didn’t do anything. I mean, it’s hard to change your attitude. Not impossible, but for many, it does seem impossible.

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Everything just seems to be going against you. You can’t dig out, and feel like you’re falling deeper and deeper into the rut.  So, what should we do when this happens in our life?

The first thing, obviously, is PRAY. There is power in prayer. Matthew 21:22 “And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.” (ASV)

I heard of a small tribe in Africa one time that when they had a sickness, the first thing they did was pray. Now, that doesn’t seem strange, does it?  . . . until we honestly think about what the first thing that we do when we are sick.  If it’s only a minor sickness, we go to the medicine cabinet and try to find something appropriate to deal with our symptoms. If it’s serious, we go to a Medical center for treatment. And then…., and only then, do we sometimes stop to pray about it.

Matt Redman sings the song “He Never Let’s Go” that contains the following lyrics:

Even though I walk, through the valley, of the shadow of death
Your perfect love is casting out fear
And even when I’m caught, in the middle, of the storms of this life
I won’t turn back
I know you are near

And I will fear no evil
For my God is with me
And if my God is with me
Whom then shall I fear?
Whom then shall I fear?

Oh no, You never let go
Through the calm and through the storm
Oh no, You never let go
In every high and every low
Oh no, You never let go
Lord, You never let go of me

The song continues to sing the praise the Lord for His everlasting presence and love. So just remember the next time that you are having a down day, He hasn’t let go. The Lord is right there beside you, “in every high and every low.”

Jesus told us, as recorded in the last verse of Matthew, “I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.”(ASV)

 

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