I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee…
Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. (Hebrews 13:5 KJV)
Have you ever had anyone in your life who could really promise you without a doubt that he or she “will never leave you?” Even though countless numbers of people vow to each other everyday in matrimonial services to never leave or forsake one another until death do part, it doesn’t always happen that way…Sadly, far too many times one partner or the other will be forsaken and left behind.
Often, we feel forsaken in the death of a spouse, loved one, or best friend. Then, there are those who come into our lives only to leave us way too soon for one reason or another…Without a doubt mankind will forsake mankind. We simply cannot “promise” to not forsake one another…Somethings are just not within our own power of being…
But, God can make Promises that HE can keep! When God tells us that He will never leave us nor forsake us, we can be assured that His promise is unbreakable from any and all reasons! As the old saying goes, “We can take God’s promises to the bank!” God cannot leave us in death because God can never die! God will not forsake us to chase after other people whom He likes better…God’s Love for us never changes! God NEVER loses his own for any reason! God is the ONLY person who can and will NEVER leave us!
Often, we are forsaken by our own parents at birth to be given away in adoption. There are many reasons for adoption; some good and some not so good…But, through adoption a child has the opportunity to LIVE and not be aborted! Those mothers who choose to abort their babies are definitely “forsaking” their children! But, even an aborted baby is NOT forsaken by God. For their little precious souls are gently taken to Heaven to live with God for all eternity…God does not forsake life…EVER!
We need to learn to be more contented in our daily lives realizing that no matter our situation or circumstances the GOD of ALL creation will NEVER leave nor forsake us. He sees every tear we shed. He hears our pleas. He watches our every step…He is as close as our heart….We are NOT alone…
Today, you may be suffering from the pains of being forsaken by someone you loved very dearly. You may be brokenhearted in the passing of a loved one or close friend. You may feel all alone and deserted….These times hurt deeply within our hearts and soul. But, you can rest assured of this eternal promise…GOD will NEVER leave nor forsake you no matter your condition or situation. YOU ARE NOT ALONE! GOD KEEPS HIS PROMISES! PRAISE GOD FOR HIS TOTAL COMMITTMENT TO OUR LIVES!
Let our hearts rejoice in the ever presence of our LORD who loves us unconditionally and will NEVER leave nor forsake us! Amen.
Remember, God Loves you! (ALWAYS!)
Lin T Rollins, Author