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Never Alone

Autophobia is the fear of having to deal with the difficulties of life all by yourself. More and more this is becoming the greatest fear people have. People have hundreds of “friends” on social media, yet they still feel alone. Virtual friends can offer words of support (if you let them know you’re struggling), but that’s not enough. We want someone to be by outside in moments of trouble. We don’t want to face our problems alone, so much so that it is becoming one of the world’s top fears.

Several years ago, I felt abandoned by everyone, including God. I was at a church service and the pastor said he had a message from God for one person in the room. The message in part was, “I have not abandoned you. I see you in this storm. I am right beside you walking with you through this.” God relieved my autophobia that He had left me alone to fight my battles. I can tell you with certainty that He has not abandoned you either,. He’s there with you now. He sees what you’re going through, and He’s walking through it with you.

Here are some Bible Verses on God’s promise to not abandon you.

1. Turn away from evil and do good, and your descendants will always live in the land; for the Lord loves what is right and does not abandon his faithful people. He protects them forever, but the descendants of the wicked will be driven out.

Psalm 37:27-28 GNT

2. It is the LORD who goes before you; He will be with you. He will not fail you or abandon you. Do not fear or be dismayed.

DEUTERONOMY 31:8 AMP

3. The Lord will not reject his people; he will not abandon his special possession.

Psalms 94:14 NLT

4. Those who know your name trust in you, for you, O Lord, do not abandon those who search for you.

Psalms 9:10 NLT

5. I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.

Jeremiah 29:10-11 MSG

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The Destiny Of The Righteous

Psalm 37 is one of those chapters I find myself going back to over and over again. In it, David wrote about the destiny of the wicked and the righteous. When life shovels on a helpful of trouble, I like to go to this chapter to remind myself of the promises of God. It helps me to change my focus from my current situation to what my future will be. When hard times hit, it seems like they will never go away, but David reminds us we have a destiny that is promised by God.

One of my favorites in this chapter is verse 25. I found it when I was young and have held onto it my whole life. David wrote, “I am old now; I have lived a long time, but I have never seen good people abandoned by the Lord or their children begging for food” (GNT). No matter how bad life gets, the Lord does not abandon us. When friends and family separate themselves from you, you can rest assured that there is One who never will.

Now that I’m older and have a family, the second part is of particular interest to me. If I uncompromisingly continue to do what is right in God’s eyes, my child will be protected as well. As a father, as a protector, and as a provider, that gets my attention. The next verse does to. It says, “At all times they give freely and lend to others, and their children are a blessing.” I want my child to be a blessing to others and not a burden.

In these verses in Psalm 37, God promises us that if we will do good and follow His path, we won’t be abandoned, our children won’t have to beg, we will always have enough to give to someone else, and our children will be a blessing. That’s a lot of motivation to do what’s right in God’s eyes. It’s also a good promise to hold onto when your destiny seems unsure because of present circumstances. Don’t get caught up looking at what your life looks like today. Focus on your destiny.

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