Devotional for Tuesday November 26th

Good Morning Everyone,

Our theme for this month: “Trusting God”

Our Bible verse for today: “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5 (NIV)

Our thought for today: “Trust God to always be with you.”

Loneliness is one of the saddest of all human emotions. To be alone, to feel forsaken and forgotten, creates a sense of despair and depression that often leaves a person without hope. However the Bible makes it clear that we are never really alone. Even if every person in your life has walked away from you, God is still with you.

One of the most frequently repeated promises in the Bible is that God is with you and He will never leave you nor forsake you. In the original Greek, Hebrews 13:5 contains five grammatical negatives which give it a force that is difficult to express in normal English. The Amplified Bible is an English translation of the Bible which uses all the English words and phrases necessary to capture the full meaning of the original Biblical language. That sometimes makes for cumbersome and wordy sentences in English but it does help us to better understand the original intent. In that translation Hebrews 13:5 reads:

“For He (God) Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give up or leave you without support. I will not, I will not, I will not in any degree leave you helpless, nor forsake, nor let you down, nor relax my hold on you. Assuredly not!” 

That’s a powerful promise – and a great reassurance. God is with you and He will never leave you. Even if everyone else does, He won’t.

The next time you’re feeling alone and lonely claim the promise of Hebrews 13:5. Think about it, meditate on it, and ask God to give you a great sense of His peace and His presence with you. You can trust Him to always be with you.

God Bless,

Pastor Jim

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