Morning & Evening Devotional Reading–
by C. H. Spurgeon, revised and edited by W. C. Neff
“Nevertheless, I am continually with you.”
Just as sure as the Psalmist was of his own sin, he was no less sure that he belonged to God. He was fully conscious of his own lost estate, and of the deceitfulness and vileness of his own nature, yet, by a glorious outburst of faith, he sings “Nevertheless, I am continually with you.”
Believer, you must enter into this same confession and learn to say, “Nevertheless, since I belong to Christ, I am continually with God!” I am constantly on his mind; he is always thinking of me for my good. I am continually before his eyes— and his eyes never close in sleep. He is always watching over my welfare. I am continually in his hand, and no one can take me away.
You are always thinking of me, O God. Your heart continually yearns towards me. You are always coordinating the events of life for my good. Your love is stronger than death; no water can quench it, and no flood can drown it.
O, what surprising grace! You see me in Christ. In myself, apart from Christ, I am abhorrent; but you behold me as wearing Christ’s garments and washed in his blood, and, for this reason, I stand accepted in your presence. This is why I am continually in your favor– “continually with you.”
Here is your comfort today! If you are troubled by the storm within, then behold the calm without. Say it out loud: “Nevertheless”– O say it in your heart, and take the peace it gives. “Nevertheless, I am continually with you.” [M&E]