Is God really with me?

Dec 13, 2023


This time of year, reminders of Jesus’ birth are everywhere— in Christmas carols, church nativities, and family traditions. But how many of us woke up today with the confidence that God is with us? Jesus is called “Immanuel” because He is God with us. It’s one thing to know God is with us; it’s another to experience this truth in our everyday. Jesus promised to never leave us. 

“... the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” - Isaiah 7:14

God is with us— we can never be separated from His love (Romans 8:38-39). 

God is with us— we can accomplish His will for us (Philippians 2:13). 

God is with us— we don’t have to live with fear, worry, or dissatisfaction (Philippians 4:4-7). 

God is with you when you’re facing the heartache of Christmas without a family. God is with you when you’re fretting over the details of the holidays. And when you’re experiencing the joys of this holiday season, God is with you there, too. This Christmas, let God’s promise lead you to love more fully, give more generously, and live more confidently. He is Immanuel. 


- When is it easy to believe that God is with you? When do you struggle to believe that’s true?

- What do you think would change if you sensed God is with you?