Thursday, May 29, 2008

A Powerful Promise

Deuteronomy 31:8
It is the LORD who goes before you. He will be with you; He will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed."

Joshua 1:5
No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life. Just as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you or forsake you.

1Samuel 12:22
For the LORD will not forsake His people, for His great name's sake, because it has pleased the LORD to make you a people for Himself.

Psalm 94:14
For the LORD will not forsake His people; He will not abandon His heritage;

"He will not leave you or forsake you." Few if any are the promises in Scripture which surpass this one in sustaining and maintaining hope. This is one of the memory verses (or portions of a verse) of my 5 year old daughter. This verse has been such a rock of hope for me throughout many trials and difficulties. I wanted to pass down to my little girl this solid foundation for hope in the God who will never leave us.

What else in your life can promise you this? Absolutely nothing!

Your health can leave you, your spouse can leave you, your wealth can be taken from you, your home, your car, your friends, and your family too. There is only one being in the universe that can truly promise you this. Only our God can truly promise He will never leave us nor forsake us. (Numbers 23:19 God is not man, that He should lie, or a son of man, that He should change His mind. Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not fulfill it?)

What a treasure this promise is. What a rock solid hope. What tremendous grace this is that our God will NEVER leave us nor forsake us.

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