Never Alone

I stood in awe at the majesty of God in the desert that morning.

When I had arrived at my sunrise photo shoot location, I knew it was going to be special day. The desert floor was covered with wildflowers. I felt like the Lord set the stage just for me.

So there I was with both my cameras, the Nikon D810 set up on the tripod, and my Sony A6000 mirrorless ready to capture sparkling moments as the sun was rising.

I felt the need to chronicle this quiet time with the Lord where I walked and talked with Him in the desert. So I captured an image with of my camera out there in the wide expanse of flowers, early morning glow in the clouds, and layers of God’s mountains all around.

One thing was certain to me on this morning. I was not alone. The Lord was there. And we talked about many things while I was there with Him.

God assures us in His Word that we are never alone. He says in Hebrews 13:5, “Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you.”

I am never alone. He promises. And so, what is the encouragement for me in that promise?

The writer of Hebrews applies it to my life for me. He continues on in Hebrews 13:6. “So we say with confidence, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?’” Oh those are beautiful words for any who are afraid right now.

There is a culture of fear and intimidation out there in the world. It’s all around us. But it need not control us. Why?

Because we are never alone. The Lord is our helper. Paul said in Romans 8:31, “If God is for us, who can be against us.”

A.B. Simpson encourages us to trust in the Lord to help us in our difficulties —

Give Him a chance to work, and He will surely do so; and the very trials that threatened to overcome you with discouragement and disaster, will become God’s opportunity for the revelation of His grace and glory in your life, as you have never known Him before.
A.B. Simpson in Streams In The Desert

Dear friend, no matter where you are or what you are facing, find courage from God’s Word to know that the Lord is always with you and will never leave you. He is greater than any circumstance and has the ability to strengthen you in the midst of difficult days. He will help you in His time and in His way. He promises. And He can even paint the landscape of your life with beauty and color because of His presence with you.

I often think about that day I stood with God in the desert looking out at the wildflowers, and I smile, remembering that I am never alone.

Thank You Lord, for the help of Your presence in our lives today.

♥ Blessings and Grace to You!


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Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you.
Hebrews 13:5 NIV

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  • Title: Never Alone
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  • Description: Photographing wildflowers at sunrise in Palm Desert, California, USA.
  • Creator: Catherine Martin
  • Date Created: 03/21/16
  • Camera: Sony A6000, Zeiss 16-70mm, FL 16mm, ISO 640, f/8, 1/60sec.
  • Photoshoot: myPhotoWalk Photo Shoot in Palm Desert, California, USA.
  • Post-Processing: Adobe Camera Raw, Adobe Photoshop, Nik Software, Topaz Software, OnOne Software.
  • Copyright ©2018 Catherine Martin — myPhotoWalk™ — Quiet Time Ministries. All Rights Reserved.
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