Hebrews 13:5 "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you."
What an awesome promise from an awesome God! Throughout our lives we have probably all had someone tell us they would never leave us. But the truth is...sooner or later they all do. Could be for a lot of different reasons. There's divorce, death, maybe they just moved...whatever the reason they're gone. We may not like it but it's a fact of life. That's where God is different. He is not bound by the same rules of life that we are. What He says never changes. God just can't change His mind and say He doesn't love you anymore and divorce you. He doesn't decide one day to move to another place because He doesn't like it where He is at. The best one is God will never die. He always was and always will be. And then the fact that...He doesn't lie. When He tells you something you can count on it. HE will always be there for you even when no one else is. You can trust Him when you can't trust anyone else.
The bible says in Psalms 9:10
10 Those who know the Lord trust him,
because he will not leave those who come to him.
"Be strong and very courageous. The Lord
your God is with you wherever you go."
Another awesome thing about God is...how much HE LOVES YOU. In fact to me His love is the best thing. God will, at times, let you experience His love when you least expect it. His love is an awesome feeling. It will wash over you and fill you from the inside out. It makes you feel like you can't even contain it. You are just literally full of HIS love! There really aren't even words that can explain it fully. After recently having had such an experience, I know that I would never go back to my former way of living. There is absolutely nothing in my past life that can even come close to what the "Love of God" is like!!
Ephesians 3:17-19 (New Living Translation)
17 Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. 18 And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. 19 May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.
1 John 4:19 (New King James Version)
19 We love Him[a] because He first loved us.
1 Chronicles 16:34 (New Living Translation)
34 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good!
His faithful love endures forever.
1 Corinthians 13:13 (New Living Translation)
13 Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.
There are so many reasons we know that God loves us. The most important one being that He sent His son Jesus to die for us! Who else would give their life for you? Be nailed to a cross and suffer all that pain for you? I don't know anyone that would do that for me. John 19:17-30 tells us the story of the crucifixion. Because He did that for us we know the meaning of true love. I call it "Extreme Love." Jesus never regretted anything He did for us. He paid a great price dying on the cross for us. There's a saying...Christs cross...INTENSE. Christs love...IMMENSE. That hangs from the mirror in my car so that everyday I see it and it reminds me of what HE did for me. The thing is...He didn't only die for me. He died for everyone of us. You included. If you haven't made a decision to give your life to Him you can do that today. He loves you and wants to give you a new life. One that is worth living. All you have to do is believe that He is and that He died for you. Ask Him to forgive you of your sins and to come into your heart. Tell Him you give Him your life and ask Him to help you live for Him. Then let Jesus help you to do that. Pray, read the word and find a church. You need other Christians to help you. Believe me, it's not easy to do. You will have struggles, but don't give up. God will help you.