The Angel of His Presence

Isaiah 63:9: “In all their distress he too was distressed, and the angel of his presence saved them. In his love and mercy he redeemed them; he lifted them up and carried them.” (NIV)

What comfort to read that when God’s people are distressed, he is too.

No matter what our distress—health problems, financial woes, the struggles of addiction, prodigal children, a marriage in trouble, elderly parents in the hospital or in a nursing home, the loss of  a loved one—the angel of his presence is with us and saves us.

We have the head knowledge of how much God loves us and extends his mercy to us. When we know it in our hearts, we will run to him for his love and mercy.

When my son unexpectedly passed away within weeks of my mother’s home-going, the angel of God’s presence saved me from depression and despair.

The angel of his presence lifted me up and carried me through my son’s Celebration of Life service and through his military interment with full honors.

Whatever you face today, read Isaiah 63:9 and claim it.

Dear God, help me believe you care about all my distress. Amen.

Application: When will you allow the angel of his presence to lift you up and carry you?

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Copyright 2011, Yvonne Ortega, , LPC, LSATP, CCDVC
All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission.
Yvonne is a Speaker, Author, Counselor, Cancer Survivor and
serves on the Board of Directors of Christians in Recovery.
She is the author of Finding Hope for Your Journey through Breast Cancer.
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