“I Am Not Alone, My Father is With Me”

As I woke up on a Lord’s Day morning a week ago, these words of Jesus from John 16:32 were my words. From my heart and soul, I would say in the reality of His presence and power, “I am not alone. My Father is with me.”

Jesus spoke these words to His disciples as He ended His teachings of three years, before His High-Priestly prayer to the Father, then to the Garden of Gethsemane ~ on His way to the crucifixion.

But, we may say, His Father turned His back on Him while He was suffering for our sins, in obedience to His will. Yes, but it was for one time, and so that we may know His everlasting presence with us. He will never leave us, nor forsake us because He looks upon us as His own, now joined to Christ, His Son. We dwell in Him and He, in us, by His Spirit which He has given us (1 John 3:24).

We never fear that He may turn His back on us. He has given His Son as a propitiation for our sins, appeasing His anger, that we never know His wrath. We turn to Him in repentance and faith for the abundant life He gives in Christ (John 10:10).

How blessed to know even when we are alone physically, He is always with us. I have been a sister, a wife, and a mother, but always, I am a daughter to my heavenly Father.

Gracious Father, thank you for your promises that make us your own, not by anything we can do, but because you have desired us and sired us by your will here, and forever. We praise you for revealing your plans for our relationship with you through Jesus Christ, your Son, and for keeping us always in your care, leading us by your Holy Spirit, for your glory and our joy. In Jesus’ name, I thank you and praise you. Amen.

8 thoughts on ““I Am Not Alone, My Father is With Me”

  1. What a powerful testimony sister. Fran, I can’t imagine losing my spouse. I don’t imagine its easy. Grateful for you. I imagine your family too! God bless you and may the Lord use this post to minister to others.

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    1. Jim, I cannot speak or write of the blessings our Heavenly Father has bestowed since Jerry’s death. He has given me a special witness of this stage of life when we have an outpouring of His presence and power filling the void. When we have no-one else, He is the greatest, most glorious, most precious blessing than any can ever be – beyond our expectations. Blessings for you as you continue to proclaim His kingdom.

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      1. My calling seems even greater now than ever to make Him known ~ Our Father in heaven ~ the most important person, presence, and power in heaven and earth. through His Son and HIs Holy Spirit. The world does not have a true sense of the meaning of “Father.”

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