I Will Never Leave You

Author: Lucy Viss — Host: Natty AndersonPosted on: February 3, 2023

Unlocked: Daily Devotions for Teens
Unlocked: Daily Devotions for Teens
I Will Never Leave You
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She is leaving, and I feel so lost

I didn’t want it to be this way, but it is

Where are you, God?

I am hurting, but you’re not healing

I am falling, but you aren’t saving me

With the psalmist, I cry out

“How long, LORD?”

At night, I toss and turn in my bed

I open your Book, but I find no comfort

Then I see the words,

“God is our refuge and strength,

a helper who is always found in times of trouble.”

And I hear the words,

“I will never leave you or abandon you.”

Finally, I find peace

I close my eyes and sleep. • Lucy Viss

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• Have you ever felt lost because someone in your life was leaving? In
times like these, God invites us to come to Him with all our pain and messy
emotions. Even though people come and go throughout our lives, as
Christians we can know that God will never leave us. Jesus is Immanuel,
which literally means “God is with us” (Matthew 1:23). He has compassion on
us, and He promises that He will always be with us (Matthew 28:20) and that
He will one day put an end to pain and sorrow (Revelation 21:3-4).

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• Consider taking a moment to read the verses quoted in this poem: Psalm
13:1, Psalm 46:1, and Hebrews 13:5. How could these verses give us comfort
in times of loss? Do you have any favorite Bible verses that remind you of
God’s sure love when things are hard?

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But I have trusted in your faithful love; my heart will rejoice in your
deliverance. I will sing to the Lord because he has treated me generously.
Psalm 13:5-6 (CSB)

 

Read Verses:

Psalm 13; Psalm 46:1; Hebrews 13:5

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