I recently asked one of our preschoolers what she was thankful for and without skipping a beat she responded…
I’m thankful that God is always on our side.
Such truth and wisdom from someone so young. This is proof that age has nothing to do with spiritual maturity. Her response resonated with me.
Growing up, life was tough. There were many scary moments and uncertainty in life. However, even in the difficult moments growing up God was always on my side. I think back to where I was and where I am now and I can’t deny that God had always been with me, leading me. He has always provided. He has always answered. He has always shown up. Maybe not always in the way I expected but He has always come through. He has always been on my side.
A question I hear often is,
if God is really on my side then why did He let such and such happen?
1 John 1:5 reads, “This is the message we heard from Jesus and now declare to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all.”
While evil does exist and bad things do happen, God did not create it. In fact, After creating the entire world God looked around and said it was good.
“God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.” Genesis 1:31
However, God did create each of us with the ability to choose right from wrong. Unfortunately, the choices of others and sometimes ourselves can bring pain into our lives. Our world is filled with evil. God is not the reason for the pain In your life but He is the answer. Run to Him not from Him. Even in this world full of sorrow and pain, Jesus is on our side walking us through it.
It’s comforting to know that while evil does exist, God can take what is meant for evil and use it for good.
A four year old little girl spoke so much truth and it really teaches us to trust Jesus more. He is always on our side. No matter what you are facing right now. No matter the uncertainty in life. No matter how many scary moments come at you. No matter how many times you have messed up. If you continue to walk with God He will continue to lead you. This year let’s not forget that God is ALWAYS on our side.
“The Lord is on my side, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me?” Psalms 118:6-7