How many of you wake up and feel blessed by God every day?! I am happy to say that I am one of those people. I have learned the importance of resting in the peace of God and counting my blessings. I also know how very blessed I am to have the Pastors that I do. Every service God drops tidbits of wisdom and knowledge straight into my soul through the lips of the people He called to teach and train me. Below is a quote that I heard during our Wednesday night Bible study several weeks ago, and it has been rolling around in my heart and mind ever since.
Just think about it for a minute.....have you ever been going through something and started feeling all alone. We can't "feel" God's presence, so we assume we have been left, stranded and abandoned. We get so caught up in our feelings that we stop looking for Him.
Deuteronomy 31:8 "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."
We must always rely on God's Word over our own feelings. God's Word repeatedly tells us that He will never leave us or forsake us. He will never leave us......or forsake us!! WOW!!! Do you know what never means? Well, I looked it up just in case you weren't sure....ha ha ha!
Woohoo! This makes me so excited!! At no time in the past or the future will God ever leave us or forsake us. Under no circumstance, not ever, not once, not at all, not for a moment, on no account.......will God ever leave us or forsake us!!! Come on!!! This is definitely shout worthy!!!
So no matter what our situation looks like. No matter what our situation feels like, trust in the God who never leaves us. Recognize that He is at work in our lives, and renew your hope in Him!!