Forty-One Moments When God is With Us

Forty-One Moments When God is With Us

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Christmas.

“All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: ‘Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel’ (which means, God with us)” (Matthew 1:22-23).

God with us.

  1. When our sin is great and we need to repent . . . God is with us.
  2. When we are hungry for our shame to disappear . . . God is with us.
  3. When our gratitude is overwhelming . . . God is with us.
  4. When we are terrified of failing . . . God is with us.
  5. When kids pull on us and we are tired . . . God is with us.
  6. When our spouses don’t get us . . . God is with us.
  7. When money is tight . . . God is with us.
  8. When we wonder if our work really matters . . . God is with us.
  9. When we hear compliments with a whisper but criticism with a megaphone . . . God is with us.
  10. When we are hurt by another’s words or deeds . . . God is with us.
  11. When we are anxious about what tomorrow may bring . . . God is with us.
  12. When we are weary from always hustling . . . God is with us.
  13. When we’re frustrated by family dynamics . . . God is with us.
  14. When we’re unsure which road to take . . . God is with us.
  15. When we are full of persistent grief . . . God is with us.
  16. When we are full of enthusiasm . . . God is with us.
  17. When we are lonely . . . God is with us.
  18. When we are anticipating a new season . . . God is with us.
  19. When we have great joy . . . God is with us.
  20. When we need courage to speak truth . . . God is with us.
  21. When we desire rest . . . God is with us.
  22. When we need a safe place to just breathe for a moment . . . God is with us.
  23. When the burden of ministry is beyond heavy . . . God is with us.
  24. When our loved one is the prodigal . . . God is with us.
  25. When we’re struggling with sexual identity . . . God is with us.
  26. When our dream just fell apart . . . God is with us.
  27. When no one else notices . . . God is with us.
  28. When regret roars through our minds . . . God is with us.
  29. When we are marginalized . . . God is with us.
  30. When we are convicted of sin . . . God is with us.
  31. When we need a break . . . God is with us.
  32. When being the leader just isn’t worth it . . . God is with us.
  33. When our friends walk away . . . God is with us.
  34. When we are in prison . . . God is with us.
  35. When we’re made fun of . . . God is with us.
  36. When we lose our jobs . . . God is with us.
  37. When the baby cries . . . God is with us.
  38. When the baby laughs . . . God is with us.
  39. When we are far away . . . God is with us.
  40. When we move toward Jesus . . . God is with us.
  41. When we bathe ourselves in the blood of Christ . . . God is with us.

6 thoughts on “Forty-One Moments When God is With Us

  1. YESSSSS!!!! Our God is WITH US!!!! What joy and security that brings….thanks so much for sharing these 41 reasons to be thankful today, Pastor Matthew!

  2. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” – Matthew 28:19-20

  3. Every word such a great reminder!! I feel grateful that you were at the top of my FB today! I definitely needed reminding. Thank you Matthew for all you do. We really miss your sermons.

    1. Shyrlee … thank you so much. We miss our Fargo friends! Blessings to you and your family this Christmas season!

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