God Promises : He Will Never Leave You

God promises that He will never forsake or leave us.You have probably heard people say that God is always with you.  That’s hard concept to understand, isn’t it?  But it should be a comforting one – you are secure in God’s abiding presence because He is eternal , and is eternally present in your life.  Because God is eternal, He has been there since the beginning of your life and will be there to see it through to the end – a promise of His love , guidance and protection that no one else can make !  Isn’t it a joy to know that you can rely on Him to be there , a guiding force and comfort no matter what, for as long as you live and into the eternal?

Sometimes He may seem far away, perhaps because you are going through a difficult time or because you’ve been too busy to go to church for a few Sundays or because you’ve felt too unhappy to pray properly.  That’s okay, because even when you feel like God’s face is hidden from you, He is still watching over you.  You aren’t hidden from Him !  Even when the sun is hidden by the clouds, it is still there, keeping the earth in its orbit.

God is never far away, even when you don’t feel close to Him because you are upset or feel sorrow – because God isn’t in a far away Heaven in the clouds. God’s Spirit is within you and accompanies you everywhere you go.  St. Patrick wrote a hymn that went,

“Christ be with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort me and restore me,
Christ beneath me, Christ above me.”

St. Patrick understood that God’s Spirit permeates our souls and wasn’t a distant, impersonal presence far away from us.  There is strength that comes from knowing that God’s spirit is within you and accompanies you everywhere you go.

Remind yourself that God will never leave you and you will have the courage to face anything.  God’s presence isn’t conditional – it isn’t based on how good we are or whether we’ve gone to church or whether we’ve done something really wrong this month.  God is simply always there, always loving us, always waiting for us to reach out to Him, ready to catch us when we fall.

Every morning before you start your day, say the following prayer for protection by James Dillet Freeman:

“The light of God surrounds me;
The love of God enfolds me;
The power of God protects me;
The presence of God watches over me.
Wherever I am , God is !

God is your ever-present help through it all.  Where you are, God is and all is well.

“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you.  Do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will help you.  I will uphold you with my victorious right hand”
( Isaiah 41:10 NLT).

God never abandons you because He is within you.  He doesn’t promise to be with you if you do this or that, He doesn’t tell you when He will be with you. He simply says, “I am with you.”  And that is everything you will ever need !

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Robert Moment is a life coach, speaker and author of several life-changing books including, Christian Youth: Its Cool to Believe in God for Love, Acceptance, Friendship , Protection and Direction. Robert loves people and enjoys helping them. Robert specializes in maximizing human potential for happiness, purpose  and success. Visit http://www.AChristianYouth.com and sign-up for the FREE 5 Day e-Course titled, Christian Youth: Be Inspired to Live for God.

God is Always With You

Many of us have heard the poem about the man who walked along the beach and saw a second pair of footprints in the sand. He was told the second pair of footprints was God. But then he became angry, as he realized that there were times when only one set of footprints was there. Where was God for him them? “It was then that I carried you”” God replied. Learning to have that trust in God is so valuable not only for our Faith, but also our peace of mind. When you live knowing that you are held by the hands of God at all times,  you breathe a little easier, sleep a little sounder and worry just a little less?   Because you trust in God to always be there for you – and most importantly to never leave. God is always with you.

Psalm 71:5 says: “For You are my hope; O Lord God, You are my trust from my youth and the source of my confidence.

” Perhaps you know someone in your life that has this trust in God that I speak of and you are reminded of what a powerful source God can be. Now does this mean that life is always smooth? Does this mean that life is always full of joy and things always turning out exactly as we’d like? Well, it probably doesn’t. But when you have God in your life – that trust in God is a bigger winning than any lottery winnings ever could be. The man or the woman that wins the lottery can spend down their winnings in a year or several years. The good job you have can go away. People can and do let us down. But we can trust that God will always be there. God is always with you through the storms and the rain.

But not only will God be there through the “storms and the rain,” He’ll also be there through the good times too. Sometimes it is during the bad times that we feel our Faith is the most tested. These times temptations come for us to truly live our Faith and not take an easy way out. Do you still continue to tithe your income even after getting a big raise? Or would you take a luxury vacation if it only meant lying to a loved one? When you have many of the “good things” in your life there are two types of people: the one that is eager to share this life with others and the person who is completely afraid that something could come and take this good life away from them. The person eager to share the good life trusts in God and is generous and kind. They help others in their church and community. The person who is afraid others would take “the good life” away from them through trickery not only doesn’t trust other people – but they don’t trust themselves and most importantly they don’t have that deep trust in God. If they could open their hearts to have a trust in God they would feel peace and could enjoy their good lives and would feel inspired to help others in the individual way that means the most to them — not in a way that feels forced or false.

Psalm 37:5 says “Commit your way to the Lord [roll and repose each care of your load on Him]; trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) also in Him and He will bring it to pass.”

When you trust in God, you know that no matter what comes: everything will be alright. No matter what type of trouble you are carrying God will help you carry it.God is always with you to see you through.

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Robert Moment is a life coach, speaker and author of several life-changing books including, Christian Youth: Its Cool to Believe in God for Love, Acceptance, Friendship , Protection and Direction. Robert loves people and enjoys helping them. Robert specializes in maximizing human potential for happiness, purpose  and success. Visit http://www.AChristianYouth.com and sign-up for the FREE 5 Day e-Course titled, Christian Youth: Be Inspired to Live for God.