God and Jesus Christ can be with us

A selection of verses showing that the Bible promises that God and Jesus Christ can be with us.

God assured Isaac that he would be with him and would work in his life to keep the promise he made to Isaac's father Abraham:

Genesis 26 verses 2 - 3

2 The LORD appeared to him, and said, “Don’t go down into Egypt. Live in the land I will tell you about. 3 Live in this land, and I will be with you, and will bless you. For I will give to you, and to your offspring, all these lands, and I will establish the oath which I swore to Abraham your father.

God gave the same assurance to Isaac's son Jacob:

Genesis 31 verse 3

3 The LORD said to Jacob, “Return to the land of your fathers, and to your relatives, and I will be with you.”

Jacob told Laban that he was sure that God was with him and had influenced his life:

Genesis 31 verse 42

42 Unless the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac, had been with me, surely now you would have sent me away empty. God has seen my affliction and the labour of my hands, and rebuked you last night.”

The psalmist David was confident that God was with him in difficult times:

Psalms 23 verse 4

4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, 
I will fear no evil, for you are with me. 
Your rod and your staff, 
they comfort me. 

The apostle Paul wanted God to be with all the believers in Rome:

Romans 15 verse 33

33 Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen. 

When he was about to leave them, Jesus Christ promised the disciples that he would be with them:

Matthew 28 verses 18 - 20

18 Jesus came to them and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I commanded you. Behold, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.

Jesus Christ encouraged Paul that he would be with him:

Acts 18 verses 9 - 10

9 The Lord said to Paul in the night by a vision, “Don’t be afraid, but speak and don’t be silent; 10 for I am with you, and no one will attack you to harm you, for I have many people in this city.”

These chapters have links to this theme: