The Lord Stood By Me

September 16, 2014 | Tags: , ,

But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me.

-2 Timothy 4:17 ESV

I have been challenged by a plaguing lie nearly all my Christian life. It is this simple statement: You are all alone. What has caused me great harm over these past several years is believing that I am somehow going through these struggles alone. I’m wondering if you’ve heard this statement too.

What’s opened my eyes lately is how long I’ve believed this lie. And what a lie it is! As a follower of Jesus Christ, we are never alone! In fact, Jesus made this point emphatic when sending out His disciples on the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20 emphasis added):

Then Jesus came near and said to them, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.

I’ve decided, with the Lord’s help, I’m going to turn away from this lie and embrace the truth. I am never alone because I belong to Jesus Christ. I’ve been repeating 2 Timothy 4:17 over and over again. And the truth is setting me free! One day at a time, I’m experiencing the freedom of knowing the Lord stands by me in all I do.

And the Lord stands by you too, Beloved. You are never alone. Don’t allow this lie to grow and fester any longer than it has already. Embrace the truth. The Lord is with you. You belong to Jesus Christ and He will never leave you nor forsake you.

By Courtney Silberman

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