What a comfort it brings!
Scripture has numerous statements concerning this fact: that those who seek Him will never be forsaken by Him. In one such passage the Amplified renders this word to include:
"I will not in any way fail you
nor give you up
nor leave you without support.
I will not, I will not in any degree
leave you helpless
nor let you down
or relax my hold on you!
Could there be any clearer way to state the Fact?
Can there really be room for doubt?
And how can we be certain of this?
Because "forsaken" was among all those things nailed to our Lord's cross then buried with Him that we might be freed from the grip of that devastating feeling of alone-ness.
Our Lord cried, He was forsaken by the Father that we might know we never will be.
This was a fresh thought to me and it has carried me in the days since I heard it. It was just a quick 'aside' in a Sunday sermon but it penetrated my heart with the quickness of an arrow finding its mark.
Yet one more beautiful thing for which to be grateful.
One more 'nail in a sure place.'
I am clinging tightly to this today, not just for myself, but for dear ones that are in the midst of a great and frightening ordeal.
Oh the riches that are ours in Christ Jesus!
May we never forget.
Thank you, Pastor Kris.