I will never leave you nor forsake you!
(James Smith, "The Pastor's Morning Visit" 1840)
"God Himself has said: I will never leave you nor forsake you!" Hebrews 13:5
The Lord's redeemed people are never alone!
God is with them as an Observer. He notices their . . .
He is with His people . . .
as a Father — loving and holding communion with them;
as the Lord Almighty — having all power to help them;
as a Guide — to wisely lead them;
as an Advocate — to plead their cause;
as a Friend — to supply and comfort them;
as a Savior — to deliver and protect them;
as a holy, sin-hating God — to purify them!
He is present with them . . .
to try them,
to reprove them,
to humble them,
to preserve them,
to comfort them, and
to save them with an everlasting salvation!
Beloved, let us remember that God is with us — everywhere and always! This precious truth will . . .
make us people of integrity,
inspire us with fortitude,
and produce diligence.
If God is with us thus — then He is for us! And if God is for us — then who can effectually be against us?
"So be strong and courageous! For the LORD your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you!" Deuteronomy 31:6