I am with you always, even to the end of the age. — Matthew 28:20
When ancient sailors sketched maps of the oceans, they disclosed their fears. On the vast unexplored waters, cartographers wrote such words as “Here be dragons” and “Here be demons.”
If you drew a map of your world, would we read such phrases? Over the unknown waters of friendships and romance, “Here be dragons.” Near the sea of school and classes, “Here be demons.”
If so, take heart from the example of Sir John Franklin. He was a master mariner in the days of King Henry V. Distant waters were a mystery to him, just as they were to other navigators. Unlike his colleagues, however, Sir John was a man of faith. On his maps he had crossed out the phrases “Here be dragons” and “Here be demons.” In their place he wrote the phrase
“Here is God.”
Mark it down. You will never go where God is not. You may be moved to another class, school, or city, but — brand this truth on your heart — you can never go where God is not. “I am with you always,” Jesus promised (Matthew 28:20).
Don’t be afraid; just believe.
One More Thought
The next time you venture into unexplored waters, talk to God about it. Playing a solo at the band concert? Trying out for the varsity team? Talking to a classmate about your faith? Wherever you are He’s right beside you. Always.
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Where would you write “Here be dragons” or “Here be demons”? Come share with us on our blog! We’d love to hear about what area of your life you’re asking the Lord to give you security in place of fear! ~ Devotionals Daily