“Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; He will neither fail you nor abandon you.”
Never once did we ever walk alone
Never once did You leave us on our own
You are faithful, God, You are faithful
Matt Redman: Never Once
Both Matt Redman, Moses and all the other heroes of faith in the Bible had this one thing in common: in times of need, they knew God would never forsake them. Why? Because God promised it in His word, both when it was written and forever more. God is faithful to His word. He will never leave us. This wonderful truth is so powerful that not only is it repeated twice in the same chapter (Deuteronomy 31:6,8) but even the writer of Hebrews re-quotes this verse when talking about trusting God instead of wealth (Hebrews 13:5). Even Jesus Himself spoke these same comforting words when departing the Earth in Matthew 28:20, ‘And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age’.
Friends, if God’s words seems to repeat this reoccurring message so strongly and frequently across the whole bible, then perhaps it is worth paying close attention to. Perhaps God knew that we would have times when we are afraid, when we don’t know how we are going to pay our next bill or how to overcome the trials we are facing. He knew we would need something to help us realign ourselves with the truth that He hasn’t left us. If that is you today, know that God IS with you. He promised to never leave you and promised to personally fight on your behalf. He is with you. He loves you. And He is fighting for you, even when perhaps you might not be able to see it!