Once again, the new person, I sat in my chair in the classroom. Another move, my thirty-sixth move, had brought us to a new city. It’s hard to be the new kid, especially when you are no longer a kid. I’m older now, more confident in sitting alone, but there’s something about loneliness. Being alone brings attention to itself. Loneliness is really a bully, rather self-focused, always thinking about being alone.
As I sat there trying to not feel alone in my aloneness, I sensed, felt, heard, … a presence … from without, yet speaking within, “I will never leave you.”
My skin prickled, hair raised on my neck, a quiet joy went deep as I realized I truly was never alone. God is always here. God is always with me. He is here. I’m never alone.
You too can be confident, no matter how alone you feel. No matter how lonely you may feel at home, at work, at any location in this vast sea of humanity, you are never alone. God will never leave you or forsake you.
You are never, ever, alone.
God, thank You that you will not, will not, ever leave me alone. Thank You that You will never forsake me or leave me. Thank You that You will be with me always to the end of the age and throughout all eternity.
God’s Timeless Truth
God promises, I will not fail you. I will never leave you or abandon you. I am with you always. I will not in any way fail you, nor give you up, nor leave you without support. I will not, I will not, I will not in any degree, leave you helpless nor forsake, nor let you down (relax My hold on you)! I will not leave you as orphans [comfortless, desolate, bereaved, forlorn, helpless] …. remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age. ~ Joshua 1:5 (NASB), Hebrews 13:5 (AMPC), Matthew 28:20 (NASB), John 14:18 (AMPC), Matthew 28:20 (NET)