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Matthew 28:20

'…and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.’ Amen

God is our help in times of trouble. But if He promises to never leave us, why does He allow the terrible trials that we all experience?

God will allow us to go through difficulties, but He will never abandon us. He is beside us every step of the way through every circumstance.

A tangible example of this promise can be found in our long-ago experience of learning to ride a bike. When we perched on the seat, someone older and wiser than we were demonstrated how to peddle and taught us to steer. Before we pushed off, we said, “Don’t let go!”

As we peddled, they jogged alongside. As we mastered the balance and gained momentum, they began to run. Suddenly, they disappeared, and we were doing it! Until we realized their hand was no longer on the back of the seat. “Where did you goooooo?”

But they were there to pick us up, dust us off, dry our tears and tell us, “If you want to learn to ride this bike, I have to let you go.”

In order for us to learn what God wants to teach us, He will allow us to go through some challenging situations. But when we fall, He is there to pick us up, brush us off, and encourage us to try again.


May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you and give you His peace. In every trial, may you rest in the promise that He will never abandon you. May persistence and character be born in you. Amen.

Today's Bible Reading: 

Old Testament

Jeremiah 2:31-4:18

New Testament 

Colossians 1:1-19

Psalms & Proverbs

Psalm 76:1-12

Proverbs 24:21-22



Vision 2020

Vision 2020

Matt Hagee