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God Will Never Leave Us Nor Forsake Us! Awesome!

Joshua 1:5

No one will be able to stand up against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.

I think most of us like this promise from God – that God would never leave us nor forsake us.  Joshua was leading the people of God and God was promising to be with them – never to leave them and never to forsake them.

Most of us have had far too many people leave us and run out of us – from fathers and/or mothers – to husbands or wives – to friends – at least we thought they were friends.  A generation or two ago not only did many if not most marriages last a lifetime – but so did many jobs.  It was not unusual for a person to work 30-40 years for the same company.

In this day and age – when marriages are failing at an alarming rate – when jobs might not last to the end of the month – when people change loyalties like they change their socks – having something or someone we can count on is important.  It can be life changing – it can be freeing for sure.

Isaiah 43:1b-3a – 1b Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. 2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. 3 For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior;

Praise God that God loves us so much and is a consistent presence in our lives!

Just something to think about today as you go on your way.

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February 22, 2011 - Posted by | Daily Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement, Faith Journey, From the Pastor | , ,

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