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Thursday, November 5, 2015

YOU’RE NEVER ALONE

“Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6
     I believe you will agree that some of the most encouraging words in all of Scripture are the words found in the above verse.  What does it mean to forsake someone? “To give up (something formerly held dear); renounce; to leave altogether; abandon.”  You may plug in the common phrase “You’re on your own now”; however, this is not what God is saying. He will never abandon, nor forsake you. You are never alone because God’s Holy Spirit dwells in you.
     The Bible speaks of your enemy as “your adversary (who) walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.”  (1 Peter 5:8; NKJV) What it does not say is that in reality he is a toothless lion, for he can do nothing that God does not allow for His own purposes.
     Having a personal relationship with the Lord means we have absolutely nothing to fear. Because of who God is we have every reason to be strong and courageous.  This is because God goes with you wherever you go. Dwell on that fact. Embrace the truth and then proceed to live it. Knowing the word of God isn’t good enough. Your enemy knows God’s Word but only to use it against us. To put in super hero vernacular, not trusting God to see you thru each of life’s “situations” is like having super powers and not using them. Of course, it is impossible to equate God and all that He is to a mere super hero, but I believe you understand the comparison.
     Take courage this day; nothing can harm you and you have nothing to fear. God says so and He ought to know.  He rules and reigns over all things … even your enemies.  Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!

NOTE: Definition from the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language.

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