Imagine Your Life Without Jesus

If it had not been the Lord who was on our side when people rose up against us, then they would have swallowed us up alive, when their anger was kindled against us; (‭Psalm‬ ‭124‬:‭2-3‬ ESV)

There are some phrases in the Bible that seem to always stop me in my tracks. This is one of them – “If it had not been for the Lord who was in my side…”

I remember driving on the interstate in Virginia, coming around a curve and losing control of my vehicle. Apparently there had been something spilled in that area and the moisture in the air made it slick.

With my wife and daughter in the car, we began to spin out of control – one full spin, before hitting the embankment, which catapulted our car to flip over one a half times, leaving us upside down in the ditch.

I’ll never forget the expression on the face of the man who came to our car. He fully expected to find dead or very wounded bodies, but we literally walked away from the wreck unharmed.

That day I became acutely aware that the enemy was out to kill me. But I became even more confident in the knowledge that, “if God is for me, who can be against me?”

“If it had not been for the Lord who was on my side…”

If I were to imagine what my life would be like without Jesus, the results would be horrific. My health, my marriage, my kids, my ministry, my entire life would be hopeless. No doubt, I would already be dead and eternally lost.

But….the Lord WAS on my side! And He still is!

Despite the many ways I have failed the Lord, He has never failed me. He gives me hope!

Take a moment today to imagine what life would be without Jesus. What an awful thought!

Then, take a praise break and thank Jesus that He is with you right now. There’s nothing you are facing alone. He will bring you through, because He is right there by your side!

Father,
Thank You for never leaving me, and always being right there. I am eternally grateful!
Amen.

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