“So the Word became human and made his home among us.” (John 1:14, NLT)
“Abide in Me, and I in you.” (John 15:4, NKJV)
I have always known it was important to the success of my walk with God. At times I have been diligent to memorize. Other times, just plain lazy about it. But let’s face it – when the rubber hits the road, it is only by His Word that I have stayed above the fray:
- When I have felt alone – “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5)
- When I have felt unloved – “I have loved you with an everlasting love.”
(Jeremiah 31:3 NIV)
- When I faced impossible odds – “No weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you.” (Isaiah 54:17 NIV)
- When I thought I would lose my mind – “For God did not give us a spirit of fear but of power and of love and a sound mind.” (2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV)
- When I feared my children may not walk with God – “But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” (Joshua 24:15)
- When I faced a hard medical diagnosis – “But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” (Psalm 73: 26 NIV)
- When I had failed God miserably – “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow.” (Isaiah 1:18 NIV)
In her book, Undaunted, Christine Caine writes:
The truth you store up in silence comes back to you in the storm, and it lifts you away as on a life raft from the fears and disappointments that would otherwise pull you under. When you abide in his Word, he abides in you.
(from page 38)
Jesus, The Word. The very Word of God came in human form and dwelt among man.
If we are going to survive the storm,
If we are going to come out from the undertow,
If we are going to rise above the disappointments in life,
It will be because we have chosen to abide in His Word.
It will be because His Word abides in us.