That’s the scripture that my husband talked about in class Wednesday night. How sweet! We talked about it together last night. I loved our sharing.
“I will never leave or forsake you.”
God says it more than once:
· Heb 13:5, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
· Deut 31:6, “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.”
· Deut 31:8, “The LORD Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
I love God’s “never”!
I love His “with”!
People leave. Friends do. Sometimes spouses do (though thankfully mine hasn’t!). Sometimes fathers do. Sometimes mothers do. Sometimes siblings do. Sometimes children.
But our Lord “goes with” me! Always “with”! He never leaves! He never forsakes.
“Leaves” / “Forsakes” = Never gives up on me. Never omits me. Never doesn’t uphold me. Never relaxes His hold on me. Never fails to take me along. Never goes away from me. Never departs from me. Never deserts. Never abandons. Never sends me away. Never leaves me behind. Never leaves me helpless. Never quits me. He’s never separated or detached from me.
How can I ever thank Him enough for His “never”? Or for His “with”.
I’m blessed beyond measure! I’m never alone with Him!