God is always with you with you no matter where you are or what you are doing. God is always with you regardless of your circumstances. And God is always with you on your worst day and your happiest day. We believe this strongly. This confidence will help you in all situations, both dire or joyful. We know this is true for every child that is His whether near or far.
We just left Stillwater, Oklahoma after dropping our oldest son Alexander at college at Oklahoma State. This can be an unsettling change for both parents and their child. In transitions such as this, God comforts each of us in different ways. I’d love to know how God gave you a sense of peace or you could not help but worry or perhaps something in between.
When you drop off your child at college and give them the “see ya later” hug, each of us experiences that moment in our own personal way. I am so thankful that through God’s grace and mercy I am His child.
I had tears and sadness as we gave our son that final hug and drove away. Yet I was filled with a sense peace, happiness and excitement for Alexander as he embarked on a new adventure in his life.
On the 4 hour drive back home, I opened my email to find the devotional below. It was no coincidence! God was at work to remind and assure me and my family that we are His forever and He is always at our side.
I quickly forwarded the email to my husband and our boys. God put it on my heart to share it with You…
In a rare move, I am posting that Jesus Calling devotional.
May you be blessed by this post and may God give you His peace!
I am Yours for All Eternity
I am the Alpha and the Omega: the One who is and was and is to come.
The world you inhabit is a place of constant changes—more than your mind can absorb without going into shock.
Even the body you inhabit is changing relentlessly, in spite of modern science’s attempts to prolong youth and life indefinitely
I, however, am the Same yesterday and Today and Forever.
Because I never change, your relationship with Me provides a Rock-Solid foundation for your life.
I will Never Leave Your Side.
When you move on from this life to the next, My Presence beside you will shine brighter with each step.
You have Nothing to Fear, because I am with YOU for all time and throughout eternity.
“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.” -Revelation 1:8
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. -Hebrews 13:8. For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end -Psalm 48:14
Source: Jesus Calling
As a Mom who has just dropped off my child at college I am thankful that God has a plan for my son. Alexander’s new journey has begun.
I pray he will hold fast to God and seek Him in all things.
Additional Bible Verses I felt led to include:
So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed for I am your God;
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. – Isaiah 41:10
The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6
The Lord replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest” Exodus 33:14
As you Pray for your child, I highly recommend a book on prayer The Power of Praying for Your Adult Children by Stormie Omartian
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To God Be the Glory, always
Sources: Jesus Calling Aug 14,2014 , The Bible -NIV