I had a dream last night. Two men walked up to me and said, “There is someone standing beside you.” I looked and said, “Yes, it is Jesus. He is always beside me. You should give your lives to him.”
One of my favorite verses in the Bible is Isaiah 41:13
Usually, in my dreams, if I am around men I a m afraid and they look at me like they want to have sex. Not this time. I wasn’t afraid and there was no suggestion of sex in the dream. This made me so happy because I think God is showing me I am learning to trust him more. It felt so right and good to see him standing beside me.
“For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, ‘Fear not, I am the one who helps you.'”
I heard a sermon from the pastor of Creekside Church podcast and he quoted C.S. Lewis from one of the Narnia books called, Prince Caspian. In this scene, Lucy hasn’t seen Aslan (Jesus) for awhile.
“Aslan,” said Lucy, “you’r bigger”
“That is because you are older, little one,” answered he. “Not because you are?” “I am not. But every year you grow, you will find me bigger.”
The preacher said as we spend more and more time with God, he will seem bigger to us. I have found that to be true. God seems amazingly pwerful to me now. I see him as King of the Universe, a mighty and awesome God who stoops down to walk beside me. Me, a weak and sinful person. I feels so thankful for who he is and what he does.
I found some other verses that tell us God is beside us.
“My soul clings to you. Your right hand upholds me.” Psalm 63:8
“You have also given me the shield of your salvation, and your right hand upholds me; your gentleness makes me great.” Psalm 18:35
“With the Lord beside me as my helper, I will triumph over those who hate me.” Psalm 118:7
“I saw the Lord ever before me; because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” Psalm 16:8
Paul wrote, “But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. So I was rescued from the lion’s mouth.” 2 Timothy 4:17
“For he stands at the right hand of the needy, to save him from those who judge his soul.” Psalm 109:31