The past had times of darkness
Some days were hard to bear
Other days held peace
A breath of fresh air
But looking back we can see
Jesus was always there
The present has some struggles
Some days are filled with fear
There are also many blessings
So much to hold dear
But we can rest assured
Jesus is always here
Of what’s to come in the future
We are not yet aware
There could be ups and downs
As we cling to the Lord in prayer
But one thing is certain
Jesus will be there
No matter what you went through in your past, no matter what you are going through now, and no matter what the future holds, please know that Jesus is always there for you. Jesus said to His disciples in Matthew 28:20, “And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” What a comforting verse this is, and one that we can hold onto as well. As long as you have accepted Jesus in your heart, you can be certain that He is there. (If you have not accepted Jesus in your heart, then I pray that today is the day you will do so. Please read the prayer on this page. This will be the best decision you have ever made.)
In my life, I have made many mistakes. Most of us will, because we are not perfect. But looking back over times that I regret, I can still see that Jesus was there, calling me out of the darkness, like calling Lazarus out of the tomb.
In our preset lives, many of us are facing difficulties. It is part of living in a fallen world. But one thing we can hang onto is the beautiful truth that Jesus is with us every day. And even more than that, it says in Romans 8:34 that Jesus sits at God’s right hand interceding for us. Knowing this brings me so much peace. I know that no matter what I am facing, Jesus is seeing me through it all. And He does the same for you and all of God’s children.
I hate to admit that I have worries about the future. But Jesus tells us not to worry about the future. In Matthew 6:34, Jesus said, “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” We have to hand our fears over to Him, knowing that no matter what may come, Jesus will be with us.
Jesus should be a constant in our lives. He should be our default, not our last resort. It is vital to cling to Him, every moment of every day. When you do, you will walk every day with peace, knowing your life is in the hands of your precious Lord and Savior.
I pray you all have a Happy Easter, celebrating what matters most – the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Poem and Post © 2021 Bridget A. Thomas