“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” (Deuteronomy 31:8)
Has your heart been ripped into shreds? Do you forget how to reach for His comfort and strength? Does discouragement rule your moments? Do you feel deserted and alone? So many of us face these feelings of betrayal and rejection at some time in our lives. No matter how rejected we feel or betrayed we feel, there is the promise of His constant presence and abiding love. He never betrays or rejects. He accepts where we are. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. There is no change in His love and abiding care. He is our rock.
I can say, “The Lord, my rock, goes before me to protect me from what lies ahead. He will remain with me. He will never leave me or forsake me. I don't need to be afraid or discouraged, because He will take care of all that concerns my life. His strength will carry me through all that comes. I won't be discouraged because I might feel alone, because I'm not. I have the greatest ally on my side. Fear will not take over my life, because His perfect love for me will cast out all my fear.
“I will always remember that I am not alone. I will always remember that He will never forsake me. He cannot deny the love He has freely given to me at Calvary. Whatever comes, I will not be afraid or discouraged. I will trust His heart and His love for me. My heart will heal,and one day His peace and joy will reign completely.”
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