“Let your character be free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, ‘I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you,’ so that we confidently say, ‘The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid. What shall man do to me?’ “
Hebrews 13:5-6, NAS
When my son, Robey, was twelve years old he was on his middle school football team. One afternoon, before an away game, I dropped him off at the locker room and drove on ahead to get a seat for the game. Before he got out of the car I told him we would meet right after the game and go out to dinner. Robey thought I meant I would take him from the field to dinner. What I meant was I would meet him back at the locker room.
The game ended and I went back to his school to wait. He told the coach he was supposed to leave from the game with his dad. After an hour of waiting, I walked into the locker room but he was not there. Shocked, I walked toward my car and heard someone shout, “Bob, I saw Robey standing by the side of the road about half an hour ago. When I asked him if he wanted a ride he said, ‘No, my father is coming to get me.’ “
I raced several miles up the road and saw my son standing in the dark. Frantic, I pulled up, hopped out of the car and asked, “Were you worried standing out here in the dark?” I will never forget his answer. “I told my teacher, when she offered to give me a ride, that ‘My father said he would be here so I know he will come for me.’ “
What incredible faith in an earthly, fallible father. How much more faith we should have in our perfect, all-powerful Father. Remember, we will never stand alone in the darkness because He says He will never leave us or forsake us. We can trust Him to be with us no matter what the circumstance.
QUESTION: What difficulty are you facing this year? Is it time to reaffirm that you can trust your Father to be there with you?