The Expository Files


“I Will Never Desert You”

The Lord says in the Scriptures, "I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you." Faithful disciples respond with confidence saying, "The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid.” (Hebrews 13:5,6).

Someone once said, “I do not know what the future holds, but I know who holds the future.” The Lord says He will never desert us. That’s right, “Never!” The Lord has promised that even in the darkest night; even in death, and in life again, His faithful ones will not be abandoned. “Never.”

Sometimes man makes similar promises, using the term “never” and then fail to keep them. Sometimes, it is not that we are dishonest, but that we miscalculated. Peter, for example, told Jesus that he would never deny Him, but later did. He had underestimated how scared he would be. He was later extremely sorry, but still, he had done what he had said he would never do. He really had not known what the future held.

God does. We must prepare ourselves for an uncertain future, look for possible weaknesses in ourselves and fortify them. God knows the future. He is able to say for certain to those who live by faith, “I will never forsake you.” Nothing will change that. Nothing. Ever.

By Jon W. Quinn
The Front Page 19.7
From Expository Files 19.7;  July 2012