DEVOTION – GOD WILL NEVER FORSAKE YOU
21 Do not forsake me, O Lord;
O my God, be not far from me!
22 Make haste to help me,
O Lord, my salvation!
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Sometimes everything in life just adds up and we feel like God has left us all alone.
The pain from our sicknesses.
The struggle with all our weakness.
The effects of sin old and new.
It all adds up—and sometimes we wonder—where are you, God?
It’s enough to make you pray like David did—
Do not forsake me,
O Lord; O my God,
be not far from me!
Make haste to help me,
O Lord, my salvation.
The good news is this—God has no forsaken you. He has not left you all alone. And God will not forsake you—Ever. He says—I will never leave you nor forsake you. (Hebrews 13.5)
There is one who has been forsaken by God. Jesus was forsaken by God the Father on the cross. While he was dying for YOU—he prayed—God, my God, why have you forsaken me? (Psalm 22.1)
On the cross, Christ was forsaken by God so that you would never have to be forsaken.
When he rose from the dead God the Father welcomed Jesus to his right hand in heaven and sealed the promise that he has made to us all—I will never leave you nor forsake you. Amen.
Collect of the Day
Lord God, heavenly Father, send forth Your Son to lead home His bride, the Church, that with all the company of the redeemed we may finally enter into His eternal wedding feast; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Almighty God, the Father, the + Son and the Holy Spirit bless and preserve you. Amen.