Amy Troyer | Special Needs Ministry Coordinator
Do you have those times in your life when God presents to you a verse that speaks directly to a situation or season you may be in? Sometimes, you get those verses over and over in different ways. Maybe you hear it on the radio, read it in your devotional or book, and then hear someone speak that verse to you. It is meant for you to hear and hold on to. I am so very thankful when the Lord brings these special verses to me.
The verses below are some that have been brought to my attention over last year:
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.Hebrews 13:8
This verse is so comforting to me! Things all around me seem to be changing – some good, some not so great, and others just change because that is the nature of life. But Jesus never changes. I can hold on to this promise and know in my crazy, mixed-up, upside-down life that I can anchor myself to this!
Another verse I find being presented to me over and over is:
I will never leave you nor forsake you.Hebrews 13:5
He will never leave me! Never leave me. Not for any reason. Neither my sin, selfishness, stubbornness, nor even a really bad mood will make Him want to leave me!
Because of past hurts in my life, including betrayal and abandonment, I had trouble holding on to this promise and believing it to be true. I had buried the fear of being abandoned somewhere inside. But if one thing is certain, burying things certainly doesn’t heal them. These fears started to resurface as our oldest daughter has been preparing for marriage, which means she will be leaving our house to start her home, and I need to let go.
I know, deep down, that this is what her father and I have been doing all of these years. Raising her to be able to go out into the world and leave the nest. But, no one prepared me for how hard it would really be. In looking back at her school years, I think I should have seen it coming. I was the momma who cried on the first day of her full day at school, the first day of middle school, the first day of high school, Junior year, Senior year (you get the picture).
Letting go is not easy, and I have not been good at it. But, if I am trusting in His promises, then that means letting go and holding on to Him instead of holding on to someone or something.
As I continue to enter into this new season of life, I will continue to hold on to these promises and remind myself of these verses over and over until my heart accepts what I know in my head to be true.
One last promise to hold on to!
I am with you always, to the end of the age.Matthew 28:20