I Will Never Leave You
Originally posted on MySpace on March 31, 2006.
Last week, when watching Lost, Jin told Sun he needed her because when they fought he had no one to talk to. I felt for him. Alone on an island full of people. I forgot about that, went through my day, went to church that night and one of our elders had a word of healing. He said that the Lord wants to heal those who feel alone in a crowd. I got up for prayer for that – never thinking about the Lost episode I had watched that morning.
Scott and I watched it again (I again, him for the first time) last night and I remembered and it meant so much more to me, like that word God gave through our elder was directed at ME.
Well, this morning I am watching this week’s episode. John Locke had been remembering his dad leaving him and his girlfriend, whom he proposed to and she declined, leaving him. Back to present day, John set the prisoner free to help him. The prisoner could have escaped, but stayed. John was so relieved that he hadn’t left him.
I did a search on “never leave” in the Bible…
Deuteronomy 31:6 – 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 31:8 – The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
Joshua 1:5 – No one will be able to stand up 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.
1 Kings 8:57 – May the LORD our God be with us as he was with our fathers; may he never leave us nor forsake us.
There’s more “never leave”s, but I was searching for when God says He will never leave. It’s my belief that when God says never, He means never. That’s where my faith lies. It lies in my belief that the Bible is God’s word. And His word never fails, never lies.
God loves me. He will NEVER leave me, He will NEVER forsake me. I am loved by God. I am outrageously loved.