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Do You Live in the Assurance of Jesus’ Presence?

June 09, 2023

Do You Live in the Assurance of Jesus' Presence?

Do You Live in the Assurance of Jesus’ Presence?

By Brooke Holt

“And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Matthew 28:20b

I learned many things throughout the Covid pandemic and especially through the government-imposed shutdown. I need people in my life! While I treasured the special time with my husband and children, I began to crave the fellowship of friends, my church community, and my exercise community. God made us to live in fellowship – fellowship with him and fellowship with others.

Jesus understood this need for fellowship and how much the disciples treasured their relationship with him. As he prepared the disciples for his ascension, he assures them he will not leave them. Though their interactions with him will look different, it will continue. He promises, “I am with you always, to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:20).

In these last words recorded by Matthew in his Gospel, Jesus assures his friends he will never abandon them, although they will have a new relationship with him. Jesus will be in them through the Holy Spirit, and through that Spirit, he will love, sustain, and empower them to continue to do the work he has been doing on earth. Jesus wants them to know they are never alone. Though all others may forsake them, he will never leave them nor forsake them.

Let’s face it. People fail us: governments impose shutdowns; people move or die. We face many times when those we love hurt or disappoint us. Yet, we continue to need people and fellowship. Jesus speaks to that need within each one of us. Though all else may desert and fail you, he never will!

Jesus has sent his Holy Spirit to assure you of your salvation, of his perfect love, and of his presence with you. You are never alone. Jesus is with you, and he is for you. May you live in the assurance of his presence today.


How does this promise of Jesus comfort or encourage you today? Take some time throughout your day to thank him for being with you always. We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments.

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