Hanging On For Dear Life – God Never Lets Go

Life is unpredictable and full of challenges that we don’t see coming. This week many families across our country are facing flooding and wild fires that threaten their homes and livelihoods.

In that moment every thing else that we used to worry about seems so small. It is just about the important things like family and safety that draws our attention.

If everything in your life was gone tomorrow, except your family would you be okay? It is in that moment that you would most likely hang on to the things you believe for dear life.

Why is it that tragedy makes us hold on? Because we realize what’s really important.

Some of the worst things can happen, but God holds us in that storm. He never lets go. He holds us. He loves us.

The disciples were afraid when Jesus was returning to heaven. They had seen him crucified, raised from the dead and walking among them. Still they remembered their desertion and betrayal of their Lord. They didn’t know if they would be strong enough to continue on without Him, especially in such a dangerous world for Christians at that time.

Jesus knew they were afraid and he chose to reassure them with His promise to be with them. He didn’t promise them they would never be persecuted, hurt or killed. He just promised them His Presence.

“And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Matthew 28:20 (ESV)

Whatever moment or difficulty to you are facing, God promises that He will never let go of us. Never leave us. A few songs that encourage me in difficult times to remember the presence of God are:

David Crowder Band “You Never Let Go”

Matt Redman “Never Let Go”

Jesus Culture “Your Love Never Fails”

What do you do to find encouragement when life slams you down?

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About Michelle Lim

Author Michelle Lim is the Brainstorming/Huddle Coach with My Book Therapy Press and the Midwest Zone Director for American Christian Fiction Writers. Michelle’s romantic suspense is represented by Karen Solem of Spencillhill Associates and has gained contest recognition in the Frasier, the Genesis, and the Phoenix Rattler, winning the Genesis in 2015 for her genre. Michelle writes devotionals for The Christian Pulse Online Magazine and Putting On The New. Since her nonfiction book release, Idea Sparking: How To Brainstorm Conflict In Your Novel, through public speaking and online chats Michelle helps writers discover the revolutionary power of brainstorming to bring new life to their stories.

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