Have you felt like you were the only one of your friends that was standing up for God? I remember a time when I thought there was not another person I knew that loved God and was following after Him with all my heart.
I was the only person in my youth group that read my Bible. I also was the only person I knew at school that really loved God wholeheartedly. When my friends went out partying, I stayed home. And it was really hard sometimes.
That’s why I love today’s Bible verse because it seems like Noah would have probably felt a lot like I did.
This is the account of Noah and his family. Noah was a righteous man, the only blameless person living on earth at the time, and he walked in close fellowship with God. – Genesis 6:9 (NLT)
Walking in a close relationship with God is rewarding. Knowing Him and fellowshipping with Him is so great. However, when you say no to the things of the world, it can feel lonely.
Today’s Truth: Fellowship with God is worth the Sacrifice
The thing to remember is that in reality, you’re not alone. Unlike Noah, there are other teenagers out there that love God as you do. And while you might not see them all the time at your youth group, they exist. So don’t be discouraged. You’re not the only one. You might be the only one at your school or in your group of friends, but all over the world, there are teenagers who love God and who are walking in close fellowship with Him.
Don’t give up. Don’t compromise. Walking in fellowship with God is rewarding and worth it.