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Anchor Devotional - 03.16.15


"Yet I am always with you; you hold
me by my right hand."
(PSALM 73:23)

Psalm 73:15-28

I was recently interviewed on a Christian radio show, and the interviewer asked me to share a time I felt God’s separation, His departure from my story. I sat silent. I have known disappointment in my life. I have grieved not getting the dream for myself I have wanted, but I have never known Jesus to leave me.

God’s Word brings us assurance: “…God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.’ So we say with confidence, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid'” (Hebrews 13:5-6). Jesus does not ask any of us to walk the journey of our sufferings alone. He is the only One who could rightly cry out, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me” (Matthew 27:46)? God turned on His only Son – His perfect Son whose life and record of obedience was given for us – so that we would never be forsaken.

His presence may seem faint or quiet at times, but it’s never absent. He has always stayed near, sometimes uniquely reaching us through a song, a friend, a kindness. His Word guarantees we are carefully kept.

Scripture Focus

Psalm 73:15-28

Insight

DO YOU KNOW THE CONTINUAL LOVE AND PRESENCE OF JESUS? HE'S THE BEST PURSUER
I KNOW.

Read the Bible

  • Numbers 27-28
  • Psalm 75
  • John 17