April 12, 2012

Never Leaves You

Written by Wisdom Hunters

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today- April 12, 2012

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6

God the Father never lets go of His child—God the Son saves a lost soul once and for all—God the Spirit seals a believer with eternal security. There is a completeness that accompanies faith in Christ. He is stable in the middle of instability. He is a rock in the center of swirling circumstances. He is a light that disturbs the darkest darkness. The Lord does not let go of what’s His. Yes, once a child of God, always a child of God!

But we may ask, “What about past indiscretions that brought shame and embarrassment?” “Can’t foolish living disqualify me from being a Christian?” Eternal salvation and acceptance is not based on our fickle behavior, but on Christ’s unchanging character. We can stray, but He is there. We can doubt, but He is there. We can mess up, but He is there. The Lord is always there to lift us up, give us hope, offer us wisdom and fully restore us.

“Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5

Fulfillment, contentment, and rest do not come from striving to gain God’s acceptance or somehow earn His good graces—peace of mind and a courageous heart come from accepting the fact that you are already accepted by His beloved son Jesus. The idol of money is cruel and causes consternation when your net worth becomes the measure of your worth. Lasting security comes from abiding in the faith fortress of your Savior Jesus.

Fear takes a back seat when your faith in Christ travels in the front seat of your life. Like an impatient and immature child yells from the back of the car, “How long before we get there”, so fear screams doubts and worries about the Lord’s timing in your transition. But by faith, you dismiss those distracting voices and you look forward, as the co-pilot with Christ. Jesus already has the wheel of your life, so you can confidently trust His will. You have no fear, because He is already here to steer you clear of confusion. He never leaves you!

“No one will be able to stand 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.” Joshua 1:5

Prayer: Lord, thank you for your all-consuming presence, teach me to abide in You.

Related Readings: Deuteronomy 31:8; Matthew 28:19-20; John 10:28-30; 1 John 5:11-15

Post/Tweet this today: Fear takes a back seat when your faith in Christ travels in the front seat of your life. #fear #faith


Comments

  1. Bennett says:

    Thank you so much for this post! It’s ironic that this was written because I just put that scripture up on facebook like 2 days ago. This post is confirmation! I will not fear because God is with me! God bless!

    1. Boyd says:

      Thank you Bennett, God bless you.

  2. Brenda says:

    How does the ‘once saved, always saved’ thought work with Revelation 3:1-6 in which God warns about believers who have become dead in their faith and soiled their clothes, and promises that those who have NOT soiled their clothes will never be blotted out of the book of life ?

  3. Rachel Baber Rea via Facebook says:

    God answered a very specific prayer with this message today. Thank you Lord!

  4. Rachel Baber Rea via Facebook says:

    God answered a very specific prayer with this message today. Thank you Lord!

  5. So thankful that no matter what we are going through, He is always there with us. We are saying “good bye, see you later” to two family members this week, and that is the recurring theme. He will never leave or forsake us.

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    1. rcoons says:

      Laura,

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  7. Edwidge says:

    I’d left a comment here with the hope that I’d receive at least a response (not so much that my comment would be posted) as this is a subject I’ve really tried to understand. Well, days later neither has happened: my comment was not posted and I didn’t receive any feedback. Is it a lack of time or something else?

    1. Boyd says:

      Edwidge,
      My apologies, we have just re-vamped the WH blog. Would you mind reposting your question and I’d be happy to respond. – Boyd


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