And He said, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”
–Exodus 33:14 NKJV
When Moses was leading the Israelites to the land promised to them, at one point the Lord God became kind of “fed up” with their disobedience and was going to send them off without His Presence. He said to Moses, “Depart and go from here you and the people you brought out of Egypt.” But Moses interceded for his people, and God replied to him, “My Presence will go with you and I will give you rest.”
In the same manner, when we are disobedient and we lose our way—and we all do at times—Jesus intercedes for us before the throne of the Father. We need not ever be afraid when we fail in our weaknesses, because we have the blessed assurance in Jesus Christ our King, our Lord, and our Savior. Know in your heart that God’s Presence will go wherever we go, and He will give us rest.
- Holy Spirit, help us in our frail weakness. Help us to seek You in times of need.
- Let our hearts be filled with the blessed assurance that is found only in Jesus Christ our Lord.