I am with you alway
By John MacDuff
Fear thou not; for I am with thee:
be not dismayed; for I am thy God:
I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee;
yea, I will uphold thee with the
right hand of my righteousness. Is. 41:10
The Divine presence is . . .
the believer's strength in weakness;
his support in suffering;
his consolation in the hour of death.
The blessed assurance, "I am with you," is sufficient to
enliven every scene, and sweeten every condition. Its
realization opens springs of joy in the cheerless waste
of this desert world. The Divine presence . . .
dissipates the thickest darkness,
soothes the anguish of the keenest affliction, and
lightens the heaviest load of poverty and distress.
Reader, be anxious to possess an abiding consciousness
of the great truth—that the eye of God is ever upon you!
Wherever you are, and whatever you are doing—set the
Lord always before you. Having Him at your right hand,
whatever difficulties and dangers may surround your
path—you shall not be moved.
"Lo, I am with you alway, even unto
the end of the world. Amen." Matthew 28:20
John MacDuff (1818-1895) was a Scottish pastor and hymnwriter. This devotion is taken from his volume The Christian's Pathway (1858)