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.”
What an incredible Promise that we have been given that God will never leave us or forsake us. There are many people today that feel like he has done just that. When a persons life seems to fall apart around them it is very hard to comprehend and understand that God is still there or even cares. It really all comes down to whether we believe the promises of God. Matt Redman has a new song out entitled “Never Once”. What an incredible promise that we have that no matter what we go through we do not have to go through it alone. Do we believe the promise that no matter what we face God will always there right beside us?
What causes us to lose faith? I believe this happens when we look at the circumstances in our lives instead of our God. The bible tells us that God’s grace is sufficient for us, but there are times when it seems that grace is a long way off. This last year has been a year of lessons and trials for us as a family. My wife’s father has been diagnosed with cancer and her stepfather spent most of last year in a coma after a serious car accident. It seemed like every phone call that we received had worse news. It seemed to us that these situations came out of nowhere. We were in the middle of an incredible week of Camp when we received the first phone call and our realized that our lives would never be the same. One of the major lessons i have learned through all this is that while we may be surprised by our circumstances God is not. I am so thankful that these situations do not take God by surprise. Never once did he leave us throughout these ordeals. God used his people to pray in ways that i can not even comprehend. In fact, i believe with all my heart, that neither one of them would be here now if it were not for the prayers of God’s people.
Many people will say if God is there why doesn’t he do something about our circumstances? We will not always have the answers we are so desperate for. Many times God is working we just can not see what the plan is. Jesus did not promise us that life would be easy in fact he told us that we would have troubles, but the hope we have is that he has overcome the world. No matter what we face we have hope that will last forever in heaven with him. Until that day when all things will be made right we can rest assured that never once will we walk through this life alone.