God Will Not Leave Us
Do you remember when Jesus called Peter to follow him? Jesus asked him to let down his nets after a night without any success. When Peter did what Jesus asked him to do, they had a huge haul of fish. Peter was awestruck. And he asked Jesus to leave him alone because he could not handle that much holiness.
When Simon Peter realized what had happened, he fell to his knees before Jesus and said, “Oh, Lord, please leave me—I’m too much of a sinner to be around you.” (Luke 5:8, NLT,*)
How often do we ask Jesus to leave us alone? Because we feel we are too much of sinners for Jesus. But Jesus will not leave us. He came into the world to save sinners. He promised to be with us until the end of the world. And he has asked us to follow him. He will empower us to handle holiness. In fact, he will make us holy too. If we just let him to do his work in us.
Don’t be obsessed with getting more material things. Be relaxed with what you have. Since God assured us, “I’ll never let you down, never walk off and leave you,” we can boldly quote,
God is there, ready to help;
I’m fearless no matter what.
Who or what can get to me?
(Hebrews 13:5-6, MSG,*)
This emboldens us: God is always with us. He will never leave us nor forsake us. God is there, ready to help us. There’s nothing to fear. God will never walk off and leave us. This is a huge thing. A reason for celebration for sure. Rejoice, my friend! Rejoice! God is with you and he will never leave you!
You are truly amazing.
You meet us where we are
and you will never leave us.
You ask us to follow you
and you make us holy like you.
You are truly amazing.
Thank you for loving us
and living with us.
Be praised forever and ever!In Jesus’ name,
Q4U: Have you ever told Jesus to leave you alone? What happened?
Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you bask in God’s love!
* [As you might have noticed, I enjoy reading the Bible in different translations and love comparing them. I have started linking the Bible verses to Biblegateway.com so you can easily read (and compare) them in the different versions I’ve used while preparing each post.]
Image courtesy of Scott Foster, design Mari-Anna Stålnacke. Linking up today with Faith-filled Fridays, Five Minute Friday and Faith Jam.
6 thoughts on “God Will Not Leave Us”
enjoyed reading this lovely devotional thought this morning. so thankful that i’m your 5mf neighbor this week.
Delightful to meet you, Richelle! Thank you for your kind words. Blessings to you!
Thank God for His faithfulness! Knowing He walks beside me every step of the way is so comforting and gives me courage to endure whatever comes my way. Thank you for writing this. I’m visiting from http://www.missionalwomen.com/faith-filled-friday-blog-link-up
Yes, it really is comforting, reassuring and encouraging. Thanks so much, De. God bless you richly!
What a beautiful promise, that God will never leave us!
I just read that passage about fishing as part of a study. I can hardly imagine what Peter experienced or how compelling Jesus must have been.
Indeed, Melissa! Yes, Jesus must be something truly exceptional. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Blessings on your way!