I’M NOT GOING WITHOUT YOU
Have you ever said, “I’m not going without you”? Those words are usually spoken when we’re seeking reassurance that we won’t be “going alone.” It’s not that we don’t want to go; we just don’t want to go alone.
We long for presence, for the comfort of knowing that we will have a companion on our journey. We want to know that the path we are about to travel will be shared by someone we trust, maybe even someone who has navigated that path before. Too often, we hear the sad story of someone who attempted to “go it alone,” only to regret the decision not long thereafter.
In the Old Testament book of Exodus, Moses was aware that he needed God’s presence on the journey that was before him. He knew he could not go it alone. He had the training, the supplies, and even a well-marked map, but that simply wasn’t enough. So, Moses plainly stated, “If thy presence go not with me, carry us not up hence.” Exodus 33:15
God heard and answered Moses, “I will do this thing also that thou hast spoken.” Exodus 33:17
It’s vital for us to recognize our need of God and to desire His presence. Daily, we’re faced with uncharted territory that we’ve never traversed. It’s nothing new for God: He’s already there and willing to lead the way. It’s up to us to humbly say to God, “I’m not going without You.”
Rejoice in the Lord is a shining light to many who seek to follow the Lord. We depend on God, through the prayers and financial support of His people, to enable us to continue our journey of encouragement, edification, and evangelism. We’d enjoy hearing from you, and counting you among the faithful who know the joy of not “going it alone.”