Have you ever felt abandoned? Maybe you felt that because you were always there for others that those same people would be there for you. However, you discovered that at the time when you needed them most they were nowhere to be found. As hurtful as that can be, imagine how Jesus must have felt when He was abandoned by the same people He had taught, healed, and befriended. If people could leave Jesus, what do you think people will do to you? Don’t be surprised when people head for the exit door in your life. Just do as Jesus did and rest in knowing that you are never alone. You are never without comfort or support. You are never forsaken by Him. People may leave, but God will never leave you. His Spirit is your comforter, and He is there to walk with you, talk with you, and dwell with you forever. He’s with you on your good days, and He’s with you on your bad ones too! God’s Spirit is there when you make a complete mess of things and He’s there when you do everything right. He is the greatest friend you will ever have in your life and He is not going anywhere!
“Be strong. Take courage. Don’t be intimidated. Don’t give them a second thought because God, your God, is striding ahead of you. He’s right there with you. He won’t let you down; he won’t leave you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 (MSG)
I thank you for never leaving my side. You are forever with me and knowing that brings me so much comfort and peace. Whenever someone leaves my life that I expected to stay, Father help me to remember that You are right here with me and that I am never alone. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen
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