I am with you

 

This is the eighth and final article of a series on the Great Commission found in Matthew 28:18-20.

And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.  Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

Jesus commands His people to go into the entire world and teach others to live for Him.  He concludes this command with a most glorious promise, “Lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

Making disciples is not easy.  It is messy work to come alongside others and assist them in turning away from sin.  Often there are painful situations to navigate, because sin’s consequences remain.  Physical, social, and emotional brokenness may take years to recover.  Coming alongside a new believer requires us to nurture their faith to maturity even in the midst of uncertain and broken situations.

Sometimes I have no idea what to do or say.  It is then that I am left with Jesus’ promise.  He is with me always!  Nothing can separate me from Him.  He is with me wherever I go.  This was Jesus’ promise, and He always keeps His word.

Dear Christian, there will be times when you feel like your situation is impossible.  You won’t know what to do.  You won’t know what to say.  It is during those times that you are best positioned to trust God, because He is all you have left.  And don’t be afraid of the impossible.  God makes a habit of accomplishing the inconceivable.

If God is for us, who can be against us (Romans 8:31)?

Romans 8:38-39 – For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,  nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Pastor Ron
About the Author
Blessed with a beautiful wife and three lovely daughters. Born again and discipled while attending Dickinson State. Ron served as a school administrator in three schools before accepting the call to pastoral service. Ron is a a Navigator at heart and committed to personal discipleship. Favorite verse is John 3:30, "He must increase, but I must decrease." Favorite quote, "To know Christ and make Him known," Dawson Trotman.

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