“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? Does discouragement and despair 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 or betrayed you or I might feel, there is the absolute promise of His constant presence and abiding love. He never betrays or rejects His children. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. There is no change in His love and abiding care. He is our rock.
Each one who believes in Jesus Christ can declare, “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 in me will cast out any fear.
“I will always remember that I am not alone, and He is with me in all that I face. He cannot deny the love He has freely given to me at Calvary. It is done, and His promise is accomplished. I can walk in newness of life because of it. Whatever comes, I will not be afraid or discouraged. I will trust His heart and His love for me. My shredded heart will heal in time, and one day His peace and joy will reign completely. I know He is with me, and I need never be alone or afraid again.”