"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.."
Our dog does not like to be left alone. She goes crazy if she thinks we’re about to go somewhere without her. Similarly, we may get stressed out when trials arise, feeling we are going to be facing a difficult situation all alone. But Jesus assured us we will never be alone when He said, “ ... and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen” (Matthew 28:20).
An awareness of the faithful, continual presence of God can be a great comfort in times of trouble. In the Psalms, many times David wrote passionately about God’s faithful presence during his trying circumstances. He always gave God the praise and glory for victories saying, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1).
When Gideon asked God about his suitability for leading Israel against the Midianites, the Lord said, “... Surely I will be with thee’” (Judges 6:16). God was assuring Gideon He would be there constantly, without interruption, on hand to help him deal with the Midianites,
Be sure, a believer is never alone. The Lord is always faithful to be with us.
We can have confidence in the promises of God. He has never failed to keep His commitments to us. In this verse, He has promised to NEVER leave us and NEVER forsake us.
Lord, teach me how to abide in You and Your Word continually, so that I will always be attuned to Your perfect will. Help me to make my prayers promise-centered instead of problem-centered. Thank You that as I claim Your promises in faith, I will live the abundant life that belongs to me in Christ.
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