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God is with you

...make sure now that you worship the Lord with all your heart, and don’t turn your back on him. Don’t go back to worshiping worthless idols that cannot help or rescue you—they are totally useless! The Lord will not abandon his people, because that would dishonor his great name. For it has pleased the Lord to make you his very own people. 1 Samuel 12:20-22

Christians are not spared from experiencing pain. And perhaps there is nothing painful than to experience being alone. While Christ was hanging on the cross, He cried out “My God, my God why have you forsaken me?” (Mark 27:46). Elijah when pursued by the armies ordered by Jezebel felt alone (1 Kings 19). King David when pursued by Saul felt alone and abandoned. When the Apostle Paul was imprisoned because of his faith and Christian friends are not coming by, he said “Demas has deserted me...” (2 Timothy 4:10). Even though Christians walk through this life and at times felt they are alone and abandoned, they do not live their lives with no hope. From the text, you read about the assurance that God will be with you for He “will not abandon his people.” The Bible is replete with promises that God will not forsake you. “Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture” (Psalm 100:3). God walked with Adam (Genesis 3:3). God promised Isaac that He will be with him (Genesis 26:3). God assured Moses of His presence (Exodus 3:12). Moses having this assurance of God’s presence, he encouraged the Israelites to trust God’s presence (Deuteronomy 23:14). Then Jesus Himself promised His disciples with this word before He ascended to heaven, “And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age” (Matthew 28:20). Do not let the world deceive you by telling you that you are by yourself especially in times of crisis. If you believe Jesus as your Lord and Savior, trust Him when He said, “I will never leave you nor forsake” (Hebrews 13:5). Always remember, as a child of God, you are not alone.


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