Kennedy Lane is a Junior at Grand Canyon University and currently studying professional writing with a minor in business. She aspires to combine her love for writing and editing into a job in the journalism or publishing industry. In her free time, you can find writing at a local coffee shop while sipping on a latte or laughing with her friends. She believes that everyone can be creative and has something to offer the world.
Weekly Devotional: 4 Reasons to Walk With God
“You shall walk in all the way that the Lord your God has commanded you, that you may live, and that it may go well with you, and that you may live long in the land that you shall possess.” – Deuteronomy 5:33
Living our lives with God in it, makes things easier and gives us hope. We may not realize it, but walking with God is so much better than walking without him and here is why.
1. Walking With God Makes Things Possible
The Lord never said that our lives here on earth would be easy. We are going to go through hard times and we are going to have our struggles. But our time here on earth will be worth it. We are here to spread God’s love and light to others and spread the good news that he is our savior. When we walk with God, it may not make things easy but it makes them possible. Walking with him gives us assurance of his presence and power in our lives. Our God is powerful and with him all things are possible. We can endure trials and heartache. Because of Christ’s resurrection power in us, we can overcome.
“I will also walk among you and be your God, and you shall be my people” – Leviticus 26:12
2. He Is Our Comfort
The Lord is always walking beside you. He is going through every situation with you. He loves and cares for you and will always stand by your side. Walking with him will give you the comfort of knowing that he is always there for you. He is always with you, when you need someone to lean on and a shoulder to cry on, he is always there with open arms.
“Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” – Psalm 23: 4
3. He Will Help You
No matter what you are going through, God will help you. You can always cry out to him for help. When you are frustrated and angry, cry out to him. When you are upset and feel like you cannot go on any longer, cry out to him. He will always be there to pick you up and move you forward.
“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” – Hebrews 4:15-16
4. Walking Without Him Is an Unnecessary Struggle
When we are not walking with God, we are going to struggle even more because we are completely on our own. We have to figure things out for ourselves and it will be much more difficult than it should be. God is the light to our path. He will show us the way, but without him, we have to find our way through the darkness. Why struggle, when you can have God to guide you?
“When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” – John 8:12
Grand Canyon University is committed to following the Lord in all circumstances. If you would like to learn more about GCU’s Christian identity and heritage or would like to read more devotionals please visit our website and check out the GCU Blog.