I was reading Hebrews chapter 13 the other night. Two verses that have been the pillars of my faith are in this chapter but one thing I realized was the context of the first verse that has helped me so much. We are told not to love money and that the love of money is the root of all evil. I have known that verse for a while and it didn’t occur to me that it led to the first pillar verse in that chapter. It says that we shouldn’t love money and we shouldn’t worry about having our needs met. Why? The answer to this question is that first verse I have been standing on. The verse says that the Lord promises that He will never leave us nor forsake. The context is our needs being met. We will always have the Lord. He will never let us down and He will always provide. God is with us in everything and that includes our finances and our needs.
I don’t know why this blew my mind even though I had been aware of that truth. It is a truth that you can stand on, friend. Today you can freely declare that you don’t have to worry about money and about your needs being met because the Lord will never leave you nor forsake. This implies that He will always give you what you need and He will always assist you. Put your faith in that truth. Know that God will never leave your finances and He will never forsake your finances. He is always there. Know that God will never leave your needs and He will never forsake your needs. It sounds basic but it is the basics of faith that we ought to go back to often to get a boost and some encouragement. We all need to hear the promises of God over and over again. Faith comes from hearing and hearing from the Word of God.
Now, like I said the Lord will never leave us nor forsake us in everything. In every area of our lives, we can count on God. In every circumstance of our lives, we can count on God. Through every trial and tribulation, we can count on God. On good days and on bad days, we can count on God. When we have a lot and when we have nothing, we can count on God. If you are broke, if you are down, if you are lost, you can count on God. He is not abandoning you and He will never leave you. Declare that to your situation. Speak to your circumstances and reveal the truth of the Lord. His truth is more powerful than anything that will ever come against you.
You have Jesus so you have a solution. You have Jesus so you have the victory. His victory will never leave you nor forsake you! You can count on that forever. We have a forever God. We have a God whose eternal life will always cover us and bless us. I love that and I thank God for that. The everlasting characteristic of God is beautiful. This takes me to the second verse in chapter 13 that has strengthened me. Verse 8 says that Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. What a blessing! What a powerful truth! What a miracle it is. Jesus the Son of God, the One who conquered death will never ever change. Things and people will change in our lives but Jesus will never change.
I strongly encourage you to study who Jesus is. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you know Jesus better. He will show you that the Love who died on the cross is alive and well and today like yesterday He can still perform miracles. Tomorrow He will perform miracles. Today He is with you standing there in all His glory and His love for you is unconditional. You have a Savior who is consistent, who is unwavering and who is stable. His power is stable. His ability to bless you is stable. His mercy and grace are stable. They can’t be changed. Think about that. Meditate on that. Dwell on that. Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. What does that mean for your life? How is that impacting your life? You will find answers to these questions in prayer and meditation. You are highly blessed and highly favored. Jesus will never leave you and He will always be the same. Praise Him! Glorify Him. Lift up His name! May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!
Suggested reading: Malachi 3:6; Hebrews 13:5; Hebrews 13:8