God Will Never Leave Me
I spent a lot of nights in high school waiting for a bus on a dark corner after late practices or events. One of the bitterest experiences for all bus-dependent people is to arrive at the corner seconds too late and to watch the bus you need pulling away. Perhaps that sounds like small potatoes, but it’s miserable at the time. That “left behind” panic lingers in the mind; it is an ongoing fear that many have.
“They left without me” means that you’re not very valuable. “They left without me” means that maybe they thought of you as a drag on their fun. “They left without me” means that you don’t belong.
Your God will never leave you. Here is his promise to every believer: “I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you. Do not be afraid” (Isaiah 41:13,14).
When bleak feelings of abandonment sweep over your soul, visualize a kindly Father taking you by the hand and holding on tightly. Imagine how safe you are when the Lord of all walks at your side. Believe him when he assures you that he is guiding your steps to the place where you can live with him forever. After the dark valley of the shadow of death comes the house of the Lord forever.
God’s grace is his unmerited and unlimited favor for those who are truly his. It’s his relentless determination to let nothing stand in the way of his love for his children.
Throughout One Day Full of Grace is woven the story of God’s great love—as it’s shown to many in the Bible, as it’s displayed in the author’s life and family, and how it’s a part of each Christian’s life. You’ll learn how you can ﬁll your life with God’s goodness and mercy each and every day.