Wednesday, September 11, 2013

WE ARE NOT ALONE

Christ told His disciples, "I will not leave you comfortless" (John 14:18). The Greek word for comfortless here is orphans, meaning "bereaved, fatherless."

At times you may feel as the disciples later did: that you're all alone and God is not at work for you. You see no evidence of His care and Satan lies to you that God's Spirit has left you for a season.

One incredible miracle you cannot forget is Jesus' promise to all His followers: "I will not leave you as an orphan. I paid a price for you and you are Mine!"

No matter what you are going through, your heavenly Father has never once abandoned any thought of you and He never will. Listen to His eternal, unbreakable promise:

"Zion said, The Lord hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath forgotten me. Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? Yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me" (Isaiah 49:14-16).

This passage tells us, "Your need for protection is always before My eyes. There is never a moment when I am unconcerned about keeping My supernatural walls secure around you. My protective hedge is always there!"

I have known some mothers—including pastors’ wives—who have abandoned their children. A pastor wrote to us: "I've been married for twenty-five years, but my wife recently left me for some man she met through the Internet. She just walked out on our children and me. I still love her and want her to come home, but she won't. I hurt so badly right now, I can't sleep. I don't know how I'm going to make it."

God answers this man, "Even your beloved wife may abandon you but I never will. My walls around you will always be secure!"

He will not leave us comfortless!