Thursday, October 8, 2015

Never Means.....Never

The news gets worse everyday.  It's challenging not to give in to despair, to hold on, to not give up, give in, or give out.  I wonder, how does God do it?  How does He see everything that goes on in this wicked, wicked world and still love us?

You and I both know that if you or I were God we'd handle it all differently.  We'd be driven by law or grace, surely not both at the same time.  We'd either be condemning and display our wrath, or pat our little creation on the head and say, "You're so sweet."

I can unfollow, unfriend, ask to not be shown this, or simply go off the grid where I am oblivious to anything that causes my blood pressure to rise and my spirit to faint.

God can't.

God won't.

Isn't that awesome?!!!!

When I've had enough, God hasn't.

When I've run out of words to convey what my slug brain tries to voice, God's words echo - over and over and over again.

Never will I leave you or forsake you.


Never will I leave you or forsake you.





Never will I leave.

Never will I leave you.


Never will I forsake.  You.


You know what never means both in English and in Greek and Hebrew:

Never.  No way.  Absolutely not.

When all else is falling to pieces and breaking our hearts and spirits, God is still there.  When the news is grim and getting grimmer every hour, God is still there.

Never.  No way.  Absolutely not will I leave you or forsake you.

Never means never.

Not a hard one to remember, just a hard one to see amidst the evil that is trying to swallow us up.


He's got this.



For further study of the things God says "never, no way, absolutely not" about.

Genesis 8:21; 9:11,15; Jeremiah 32:40; Lamentations 3:22; 
Exodus 14:13; 31:6,8; 34:10 Joshua 1:5; 10:14; Psalms 9:10; 28:5; 34:5; 94:14; 
Isaiah 28:16; 45:17; 58:11; 60:11,20; 65:20
Matthew 13:14; 16:22; 24:21, 35; 26:35; Mark 10:15; 13:19,31; 14:31; Luke 1:15; 18:17; 21:33; John 4:48; 6:35, 37; 8:12; 10:5; Acts 13:41; 28:26; Romans 4:8; Galatians 4:30;
Hebrews 13:5; 1 Peter 2:6;
Revelation 3:5, 12; 18:7, 21,22, 23

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