John 17:24-26

Let your conduct be without covetousness, and be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5

In Hebrews 13:5, God promises to never leave you or forsake you. And since God is truth and God is love, you can know without reservation that He will honor His promises. There is no shadow of turning in Him; He cannot defy His character of love.

So why are so many people devastated by loneliness?

Paul Little writes,

Isn’t it ironic that in an age of the greatest population explosion the world has ever known, more people are desperately lonely than ever before? . . . Even the high-rise apartments in our big cities are monuments to loneliness. There is aching loneliness behind those doors for many people. I know of those, both in the city and in the suburb, who go to the large shopping centers simply for the opportunity to talk to somebody in the store. At least the checker will speak to them as they go out.

Much of the basis for loneliness stems from people’s childhoods. Their parents were too busy, were too apathetic, or for some reason were never there for them when they were children. They have felt unloved and unneeded most of their lives, and as they wondered about the whereabouts of their parents, they also might have wondered about the whereabouts of God.

God has always been there, even when people failed you. He always will be there, never leaving you, never forsaking you. It’s a promise.

Father, thank You for Your promise that You are always with me. You will never fail me or forsake me.

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