In 1989, a terrible earthquake almost flattened Armenia. It killed over 30,000 people in less than four minutes. One father rushed to his son’s school and found the building flat as a pancake. Standing there in tears, he remembered a promise he had made to his son, “No matter what, I’ll always be there for you!” It looked absolutely hopeless, but the dad went to the back right corner and started digging in the pile of rubble. The other grieving parents tried to pull him off, saying, “It’s too late! They’re dead!” But he just kept digging for his son stone by stone. He dug for 8 hours, then 12, 24, 36 hours without stopping. Finally in the 38th hour, as he pulled back a boulder, he heard his son’s voice. He screamed his son’s name, “ARMAND!” And a voice answered him, “Dad? It’s me Dad!”
Then the boy added these priceless words, “I told the other kids not to worry. I told them that if you were alive, you’d save me and when you saved me, they’d be saved.” He remembered his Father’s promise: “No matter what, I’ll always be there for you!”
Fourteen children were saved that day because one father was faithful.
But how much more faithful is our heavenly Father!
You too may feel abandoned… buried… lost…without hope… Never give up hope that your Father will come looking for you. I love the quote in the passage above, “No matter what, I’ll always be there for you!”
God says that same thing to you today:
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6
God will never give up on you.
His love is never ending.
His power is unmatched.
He is dedicated to your growth.
He will allow challenging things to happen in your life to build your faith. You may feel like the world is falling down all around you… but rest assured… He will turn over every stone until you see the light again. Then as you rise from the rubble of what the world was trying to bury you with, He will be there to embrace you and remind you that you are His. You are protected. You are precious.
God is a faithful God. He will never let you go.
Thank Him today for His faithfulness.