Monday, January 4, 2016

Always There For Us

“Always There For Us”
By Zach Wood
Hebrews 4:14-16 NIV
“Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess.  For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin.  Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”

I am thankful that I have had so many people in my life, from the time I was a child until now, that I could look up to and rely on for support and love.  Whether it is a family member, a good friend, a mentor, or a teacher, I have always had people who would look out for me and help me along the way.  I am thankful for the caring people that God has put in my life to give advice and gently nudge me to help me make good decisions.

It is always a great feeling when we know people are there for us, loving and caring, helping us along the way when life is tough.  It feels great to know people love and want to help support us.  However, these people are human and they will let us down from time to time.  It isn’t that they don’t really care, but they are human and sometimes they just don’t say the right things or do the right things.  We end up getting hurt sometimes by people we really love and care about. 

While it is absolutely wonderful to have others whom we can turn to and rely on for support and strength, we must never forget Whom we can completely rely on every moment of every day and Whom will never let us down or break a promise.  He is always available when others are not.  He is always right there to hear us when we need to vent our frustrations.  He is always waiting to hold us when we are hurting.

As we enter this New Year, let us be reminded that our Savior, Jesus Christ, is always available for us and is there to guide and strengthen us when we need it most.  We can confidently approach God and know that He will never be too busy to hear us or sympathize with us.  In our greatest times of need, He is always ready and willing to walk with us and comfort us.  No matter what, He is always there. 

He is able, more than able, to sympathize with anything we are going through.  

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