I’ll Stand By You
Seeing the Sacred in the Secular

Gary Combs ·
March 21, 2021 · Deuteronomy 31:1-8

This week we’re inspired by the song, “I’ll Stand By You” by the Pretenders.

Does knowing that you have a friend that will stand by you help you face the difficulties and uncertainties of life? Maybe you’re facing a difficult situation or an uncertain future today? Maybe there’s someone here who’s facing a surgery. The outcome is uncertain. It causes fear and anxiety. Someone else is starting a new job. Fear of the unknown, fear of failure beset you. Someone is planning to move to this area. Feelings of loneliness and uncertainty about the changes worry you. Someone is getting married, the date is set, the dress and the tuxes are ordered, but are you sure doing the right thing?

In the book of Deuteronomy, Moses told the Israelites that could face the future without fear knowing the Lord Himself would always stand by them. We can face the future without fear knowing that the Lord always stands by us.