Tuesday, January 19, 2016

God is for you!

God is for you.  Your parents may have forgotten you, your teachers may have neglected you, your siblings may be ashamed of you, but within reach of your prayers is the maker of the oceans, God!

God is for you.  Not "may be," not "has been," not "was," not "would be," but "God is!"  He is for you.  Today.  At this hour.  At this minute.  As you read this sentence.  No need to wait in line or come back tomorrow.  He is with you.  He could not be closer than He is at this second.  His loyalty won't increase if you are better nor lessen if you are worse.  He is for you.

God is for you.  Turn to the sidelines; that's God cheering your run.  Look past the finish line; that's God applauding your steps.  Look for Him in the bleachers, shouting your name.  Too tired to continue? He'll carry you.  Too discouraged to fight? He's picking you up.  God is for you.

God is for you.  Had he a calendar, your birthday would be circled.  If he drove a car, your name would be on His bumper.  If there's a tree in heaven, He's carved your name in the bark.  We know He has a tattoo, and we know what it says: "I have written your name on My hand," He declares (Isaiah 49:16).

Max Lucado, "The Gift for All People," page 92