“…because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will
I forsake you.’ ” (Hebrew 13:5b)
It is only natural to fear being abandoned.
We come into this world totally dependent on our parents. They provide our needs. But sometimes our parents are not there the minute we need them. We grow up and fall in love. Sometimes that love ends up in a broken heart. We try to make friends and sometimes are rejected. Our lives often consist of a series of being forsaken, of being left behind for one reason or another. It is only natural to live leery of being totally alone once again.
The follower of Christ need never worry about the possibility. We have the promise of God that He will never leave us, or forsake us. This is our antidote against rejection and abandonment. Wherever we may be, no matter the time or situation, He is there with us. He promises to be with the new widow, the divorcee, the abandoned child. He is with us in our defeats and in our victories. He is there in the middle of the night when we hear a sound in the dark and wonder who it might be.
There is no time ever when God is not with us.
The Bible reminds us that if God is for us, no one can stand against us. No one. How much more comfort do we need than that? The God of love and peace is with us. “Be anxious for nothing… let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-8)