We Are Never Forsaken
By Pastor Steven Hynes k .
We are never forsaken by God. He is always there with us and has our best interests in mind. We may think we are alone but He is there. The reality is that we have tried to do things on our own and haven’t consulted God. Daily devotions are essential to the believer’s life. It reminds us of God’s promises and his presence.
The Lord your God himself will go over before you. He will destroy these nations before you, so that you shall dispossess them, and Joshua will go over at your head, as the Lord has spoken. And the Lord will give them over to you, and you shall do to them according to the whole commandment that I have commanded you. Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”
The transition to the promise land is about to happen. Moses is handing the leadership over to Joshua. It is expected that the Israelites would be nervous about it. They were worried that once Moses was gone that God would leave them too. God reassures them that he will not forsake them.
Stand on His Promises
Do you know that Jesus is always with you? This promise in Deuteronomy is repeated several times in the Bible and for good purpose, we need to be reminded. So many times when we feel alone He is right beside us. As we walk the path of life, He is in step with the whole way. He goes with you. This needs to be a source of strength and courage to us. Even better is the fact that we can call on Him anytime we want. Struggling with understanding? Ask Him. Battling bitterness? Cast it on Him. Hurt and feeling deserted? Call out to Him. When it seems like the world is crashing in around you He is there as our strength and courage.