Scripture Reading: Isaiah 43:2-5
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Scripture Quote: And David said to his son Solomon, “Be strong and of a good heart and do your work; have no fear and do not be troubled, for the Lord God, my God, is with you; he will not give you up, and his face will not be turned away from you, till all the work necessary for the house of the Lord is complete.” 1 Chronicles 28:20 (NIV)
Christians turn to God when we have a large problem, or a great joy, but often go without His council in the ordinary things we struggle with. There have even been times when, in our brokenness, we thought that God had turned His back on us, only to discover that it was actually us who had turned from Him. We can let anger or frustration snowball until they are all we see or feel - At that time, we are turned completely away from God and then ask Him where He has gone!
God’s promise to never leave us is made to those of us who are patiently trusting in His help, while bearing whatever we are struggling with - And may be applied to any faithful believer in affliction, temptation, or adversity of any kind. We are told in His Word to trust in the Lord with our whole hearts and to never lean on our own understanding. If we would just take God at His Word, we would find that He is always there and no matter how many times our ignorance causes us to turn from God, His love and Word are steadfast.
Today’s meditation: God cares about every aspect of our lives.
Memory Verse: Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you." Hebrews 13:5 (NIV)