GOD DOESN’T ABANDON HIS OWN (1) Sunday, 15 February 2015
“Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.” Deuteronomy 31:6 (KJV)
Many times in life we are faced with situations that make it appear that we are alone. God repeatedly assures us that He will never leave us nor forsake us. Settle it in your heart that God loves you. Be fully convinced that God’s mind is full of you. A tempest may rage and billows may rise high but that which God has said concerning you will surely come to pass. He never promised us a life free of challenges, but He said that whatever happens, be convinced that victory is sure.
Jesus said, “I am always with you even unto the end of the world.” God will never abandon us; He does not jump ship. But in times of adversity we get so overwhelmed that we don’t see the help that is available. God promised in 1 Corinthians 10:13 that “[. . .] hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it” (KJV). We get so overwhelmed by a problem that our eyes become glued to it. We don’t see the way out that God has made available to us.
Child of God, I announce to you today that God has not and will not abandon you. Be assured that whatever you are going through God will turn it around for you; your portion in the land of the living no one will take from you. You will eat the riches of the gentiles and the fatness of the earth, and the resources of this earth will answer to you. The devil has been fighting to see your tears but he will not. When you settle this in your heart nothing will overwhelm you and you will be able to see the escape that God has prepared for you. Be encouraged, think of the many testimonies in the past, and know that the same God who did those will help you again and again.
Further reading: Deuteronomy 31:1-6 Daily Bible reading: Morning-Leviticus 17-18, Evening-Matthew 27:27-50