Fear not! God promises He will never leave you nor forsake you
“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.
Just before the time of His death, Moses the great leader of the nation Israel gave this valuable advice to the people of Israel in general (31:6) and then Moses called Joshua, his successor and said the above verse in the presences of all Israel (31:8).
We can read the promise of God that ‘He will never leave you nor forsake you’ several times in the Bible. Why is this promise repeated several times in the Bible again and again? You and I should know this and seal this truth in our hearts. People may leave us, abandon us, and ridicule us. They may place their human seal on you –not usable anymore. In addition, Satan the ‘adversary’ and the enemy of Christ believers will always try to seal you with these thoughts of fear and failure. But not God, the lover of your soul because you are the darling of His heart. Your value is more than the value of the whole world per Jesus. (Marke 8:36). See, God is not man. He is God and His character is totally different from humans. If He promised He will never leave you nor forsake you. That is fully trustable 100 percent literally.[bctt tweet=”He will never leave you nor forsake you. He is the lover of your soul. You are the darling of His heart” username=”sam2017insights”]
You see, your value is more than the value of the whole world per Jesus. (Marke 8:36). See, God is not man. He is God and His character is totally different from humans. If He promised He will never leave you nor forsake you. That is fully trustable 100 percent literally.
Your failure is not a surprise to God. He knew all about your life before He called you.
God promised to Jacob in Genesis 28:15, “Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.” See God won’t leave you not forsake you at the time of your failure. Jacob is running away from his dearly loving mother and father. He is spending the night alone there in an open place. He had his own bedroom and pillows back in his sweet home. Now he is on the bare land with two stones as his pillows. He thought he is a failure. Why did I do all these things? Outwardly it appears, he deceived his brother Esau and grabbed all blessings from his Dad. He might be thinking he is a total failure and no hope in front of him. He cannot face Esau because he would kill him. He is on the run to his uncle’s house for protection.
Right there God appeared to him in a dream and gave this promise that He will with Jacob and will keep him wherever he goes and will bring him back safely to his land. Then God said, Jacob! I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”
See, God had a plan for Jacob even before his birth and God will not quite, abandon or leave him in the midst of his own problems. Dear friend, you are a child of God. His promise is He will never leave you nor forsake you. The problems you would face may be self-caused or externally caused. Either way, the one who called you with an eternal call and purpose won’t leave you or abandon you until He finishes all He had planned for you when He called you.
Let no one deceive you regarding your call and gifts! Do you know your call and gifts are irrevocable?
If people try to give you hard time based on your past, leave the matter to the Lord. He will deal with their attitudes at the right time. He will and He is good in this task. Because we know God hates Pharisee mindset anyway.
I know it’s easy to say do not be bothered by people’s attitude toward you. But the Lord will reset you with His own unique ways. You move on with God’s plan for your life. You understand God’s plan for your life (1) from the pages of the Bible and (2) the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit in you.
One thing to remember is this – you should not leave God no matter what happens. Many times people think they have done something horrible and there is no way back to God is possible and they quite. Don’t believe this. Why? This is a lie from Satan. Satan would use these bad times in your life and try his best to convince you that you are too bad or you have gone too far to get back with the Lord. Satan has his companions also to speak against you and blame you day and night. They will try to stop what God called you to do.They are the side of the ‘accuser of the brethren’ in this matter. Many, even the believers are deceived by Satan in this matter. It is too late or it is too bad. Mark! This is a lie. God loves you no matter what because He called you with His eternal call. See, your call is not bound by temporal. Your call is eternal and the spiritual gift He gave is irrevocable and irreversible.
Romans 11:29 says, “for God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable.” Irrevocable means irreversible, unalterable and unchangeable per the dictionary. If people try to give you hard time based on your past, leave the matter to the Lord. He will deal with their attitudes at the right time. We know God hates Pharisee mindset anyway. But understand God’s plan for your life from the pages of the Bible.
Let no one deceive you in this matter. Stick with the Lord. If there are sins committed, confess your sins to the Lord and get back in fellowship with this good God. Bible says in 1 John 1:7, “but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.”
Bible passages that promise God never leave nor forsake you.
There are several times in the Bible God repeated this promise to His people. It seems God wants to bring this eternal truth to our attention all the time.
God promised in Deuteronomy 31:6, “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Deuteronomy 31:8, “The LORD is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”
Joshua 1:5, “Just as I have been with Moses, I will be with you; I will not fail you or forsake you.”
I Chronicle 28:20, “Then David said to his son Solomon, “Be strong and courageous, and act; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you nor forsake you until all the work for the service of the house of the Lord is finished.”
Isaiah 41:13, ““For I am the Lord your God, who upholds your right hand,
Who says to you, ‘Do not fear, I will help you.’’
John 14:18, Jesus said, “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.”
Matthew 28:20 (b), Jesus said, and behold, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
Hebrews 13:5, “Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you,”
Peter was convinced He was a failure. But Jesus never lost His grip on him.
Peter was the main disciple of Jesus Christ and He denied Jesus three times and started cursing also on the night of the betrayal of Jesus. But Jesus never lost His grip on Peter, though Peter tried to run away from Him. Peter thought he blew it all together. I assume shame was all over his face and he wouldn’t go back to Jesus. Humanly it’s hard to go back after he blew it bad, right? However, Jesus called him with an eternal purpose to ‘feed the sheep’. Not only Jesus appeared to all disciples including Peter before, but He also made a special meeting with Peter on the beach of the Sea of Tiberias. This is recorded in John 21. In all His very busy after death, burial resurrection schedules, and in a brief time on this earth, Jesus carved out a special time to meet with Peter to let him know for sure that He loves Peter deeply and never abandoned him or left him.
See, I said above God is not a man in His character. If I were denied and cursed by my friend, I won’t even go to meet him and for sure I won’t reinstate him to carry on my appointments or tasks. Not Jesus though. Jesus called Him not temporarily. Jesus called Him with an eternal calling and purpose and granted Him irrevocable gifts.
Three times Jesus asked Peter the question, “Do you love Me?”. Each time after His question, Jesus reiterated and reminded Peter’s divine calling and purpose again. Feed the sheep!
You are welcome to Christ’s church. You know what? The church is not a place where perfect people meet.
Do you think you are not worthy due to your past? Some people think they are not even worthy to go to church because they blew it sometime in the past. Remember Peter blew it big time. Jesus wants you to get this message that He loves you and He didn’t quit on you. In fact, He will never leave you nor forsake you no matter what happens. He still loves you and wants to use you for His kingdom.
Do you know the church is not a place where only perfect people meet? It’s a place where imperfect people gather together because they know they are imperfect and unworthy. Why don’t you come and join this imperfect and unworthy group and let us all seek the grace, love, and mercy of the Lord?
If someone there acts up as a perfect and most holy individual and then look down on you, keep in mind he or she definitely is the lowest and the least in the sight of the Lord. Such a person is not a true representation of Jesus Christ.