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.” (Deuteronomy 31:8 NIV)
God can be trusted to keep His word. He has promised to be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. A lot of time when people leave our lives, we tend to cry and worry as if our world has come to an end. A friend left you. A co-worker turned his/her back at you when you needed him/her most. Family members, church members, classmates, etc rejected you. And you are worried? Let me encourage you today that you have God with you. In Isaiah, He said
“Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me. (Isaiah 49:15, 16 NIV).
Friend your parents may let you down but God will never leave. Quit worrying about those threatening to leave your life if you don’t do their bid. Always remember that it pays to obey God’s command than mere mortals.
In the scriptures, many people left Jesus because they didn’t understand what he taught. The interesting part was Jesus didn’t force them to stay. They left but the good ones stayed. Here is my lesson, in this life there will always be people coming into our lives. The good news is those who are meant to stay will stay. Some come for season(s), while some stay forever. So when the time is up for people to leave, don’t worry. Don’t worry about what would or wouldn’t happen in the future because the One who knows the future is with You. Some people took their lives because a trusted friend, lover, husband, wife, etc rejected them. I pray you don’t end up like them because one with God is a majority. You have the Creator of the Universe on your side. You stand with the winning team so don’t worry.
The Lord Himself goes before you this year (2014) and beyond. He is with you. He will never leave you nor forsake you. Don’t be afraid, don’t worry, and don’t be discouraged.
Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life. (Philippians 4:6, 7 MSG)