I will never leave you or forsake you
Hebrews 13:5b (EHV): For God has said: I will never leave you, and I will never forsake you.
Other Scriptures in the Bible:
1Chronicles 28:20 (NLT): “Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Don’t be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.
1Kings 8:57 (NIV): May the Lord our God be with us as he was with our ancestors; may he never leave us nor forsake us.
Deuteronomy 31:6 (ESV): Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”
Deuteronomy 31:8 (NASB): The Lord is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”
Deuteronomy 4:31 (NASB): For the Lord your God is a compassionate God; He will not fail you nor destroy you nor forget the covenant with your fathers which He swore to them.
Isaiah 41:10a (NIV): So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
Joshua 1:5 (NLT): No one will be able to stand against you as long as you live. For I will be with you as I was with Moses. I will not fail you or abandon you.
Joshua 1:9 (NLT): This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Matthew 28:20b (NIV): And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Psalms 37:28a (ESV): For the Lord loves justice; he will not forsake his saints.
Did you know in the animal kingdom there are certain animals that stay together forever? The swan is an example of one. According to Wikipedia, male and female swans form a “socially monogamous pair” and “bond from as early as 20 months that last for many years, and in some cases these can last for life.” Other animals that bond together for life are: bald eagles, black vultures, barn owls, gray wolves, seahorses and others.
I believe that God used the animal kingdom to show us that once we are in Christ, we are bonded with God forever and ever. He will never leave us or forsake us. The many Scriptures in the Bible constantly remind us how God will always be with us, even to the end of times. That is pretty strong language. There really is no room for us to doubt that God will leave us because of His adamant Word to us that He will never fail us or abandon us.
Merriam-Webster defined never as: not ever, at no time, not in any degree, not under any condition. What is so strong about the word never is that no matter what, never is never. That is the promise God has for us, that He will never forsake us, never leave us, never fail us, never abandon us.
And if you are going through a tough time right now, know that all things will pass. And in the midst of the tough times, whether it is caused by relationship failing, financial woes or other issues, meditate in your heart that God is there with you. He knows what you are going through. He is always beside you. It doesn’t matter if we blew it in life, God still loves us so much. He will not leave you because you messed up. He is right there with you, to help you and see that you go through this valley. So, take heart and encourage yourself in the Lord. Say: God, I know that You will never leave me or forsake me. I receive that and bless me, God. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.