I will Never Leave You or Forsake You.
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.”
The most spoken directive from God in the whole bible is to NOT BE AFRAID
The need to know that we are:
Not alone in life
That someone is one our side
That there is someone we can depend on
This is what holds humanity up
When we feel :
That everyone is against us
That there is no one to depend on or lean on
Humanity will do desperate things
David shows us more than any other person in the bible how important trust is in our lives
0ver 50 times in the Psalms David says he ‘trust In The Lord”
Do not turn your back on me. Do not reject your servant in anger. You have always been my helper. Don’t leave me now; don’t abandon me, O God of my salvation! Even if my father and mother abandon me, the Lord will hold me close.
David knew even our closest of loved ones and people we trust can turn against us.
That we cannot put our trust in people
Trust that they will always help us
Trust that they will always love us
Trust that they will stick by you in thick and thin
The last thing Jesus said to his diciples was:
And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”Mathew 28:20
Jesus is saying that even when this present age stops…he will still be with us.
Who are you trusting today?
Who has let you down that you need to forgive?
Who have YOU let down and you need to apologize to?