Lent Day 3

Written by Cherie Rackey


“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, either angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, not any power, neither height nor depth, not anything else in creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus, our Lord.” Romans 8:38

“...I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:20

Promises. Something that has become fantastical in today’s culture. But God’s promises cannot be broken. Ever. It’s impossible.

My favorite promise is that God is always with me. Nothing can separate me from the love of God. During those times of intense fear, frustration, and aggravation, I rely on this promise. On those days I have to work to get out of bed, I rely on this promise. On those days that I am overwhelmed with the amount of work that needs to be done in a ridiculous amount of time, I rely on this promise. Those moments I feel completely inadequate to solve a problem or too tired to think straight, I rely on this promise.

Suffice it to say, I need this promise that God is always with me. And yet, on those mornings when the sunrise takes my breath away, I am filled with God’s promise the He is always with me. When my heart overflows with love for my family, I am filled with this promise. When I am overcome with gratitude from friends who know just the right words to say, or just the exact time to give a hug, I am reminded of my favorite promise from God. Yes, our associates, friends, and even family may break promises and disappoint us, but our God must keep his promises.

My screensaver is a picture of a sunrise with the words “I am with you always” to help me remember that on my best days, in my worst moments, and during my times of insecurity, God is with me, always, no matter what.

“Lord Father, thank You for your promise that You are with us, always. That nothing can change Your unconditional love for us. Help us feel this to our core. We ask that You bring peace into our lives and direct our paths. Amen.”

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1 Comment

Dawn - February 28th, 2023 at 7:23am

Thank you for sharing this devotion.