Hebrews 13:5-6 – “Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” 6 So we may boldly say:
“The LORD is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?” NKJV
If this were the only place, we find the Promise that God will NEVER leave or forsake us it would be enough, but it is not an isolated promise, but repeated numerous times in Scripture. It goes to the heart of God’s desire and purpose for our lives. God did not inspire us to get in this race and begin this walk only to abandon us in the process. Heaven forbid for that would be a picture of God totally foreign to the biblical view of His person, nature, and character.
In Deuteronomy 31:6, God spoke to Joshua as he was charged with leading the nation of Israel into the Promised Land, “Be strong and very courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; He will never leave your nor forsake you.” NEVER! Take it to the bank, God will not abandon you. People may but God will NEVER do so.
God repeats the promise in verse 8 and we read it again in Joshua 1:5. we find the same promise that God will never abandon us in 1 Kings 8:57, 1 Chronicles 28:20, Psalm 37:28, Psalm 94:14, Isaiah 41:17, Isaiah 42:16, and here in Hebrews. We are instructed that out of the mouth of two or three witnesses let everything is established and we have more than two or three occasions in which God has promised to NEVER LEAVE nor FORSAKE us.
I do not know what situation you are now facing or might face in the days to come. I do not know what might be around the next corner of life. I do not know the future, but I do know the one who controls the future and am 100% satisfied and confident that He is a Promise Keeper and if He said He WILL NOT leave or forsake us He WILL NOT leave or forsake us. Therefore, take heart and comfort no matter what you face God is the same yesterday, today, and forever and HE WILL NOT FAIL.
If the vision He placed in your heart still seems to be light years away from fulfillment it is not a sign that He has abandoned, you. It might be you have not launched out into the deep as you should. It might mean that the time is not yet. It could mean any number of things including the possibility that the devil is hindering, and you need to defeat him in prayer to allow the breakthrough to come.
It does not mean that God has abandoned you. If He put it in your heart, He will provide that which is needed to achieve the purpose and vision He gave. Therefore, be patient, be faithful, and be confident – He is Still God! If He said it, He will bring it to pass, that you can bank on.
I encourage you to remember the account of Daniel 10 when the angel of the Lord appeared to Daniel in his time of prayer and said, “Do not fear, Daniel, for, from the first day that you set your heart to understand and humble yourself before your God, your words were heard; and I have come because of your words. But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days; and behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left alone there with the kings of Persia…” There was a spiritual demonic hindrance and if you realize that God will do whatever it takes to fulfill His promise to NEVER LEAVE or FORSAKE you your heart will endure the trial and rise to victory.
God bless you as you go through this day!