“I will never leave you or abandon you.”
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding… Proverbs 3:5
He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. Revelation 21- 4 NIV
Isaiah 26:3-4 7-9 NIV – You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord, is the Rock eternal.
If you had cancer or health difficulties, I’m sure you could have experienced the vast majority of your friends abandoned you. It seems like they’re afraid that whatever you have might jump off of you and contaminate them. As my wife says “it’s the wildebeest syndrome”, you know when one is sick and the rest the animals leave them so they can be eaten by predators. At times a person can feel singled out, alone facing life with major changes, plus a possible short life. It’s when facing major life changes, there will be a tremendous amount of internal and external conversations. Hopefully to focus the effort to battle against the odds. This is when they need someone, not to have the answers for them but just listen as they talk, sometimes repeating themselves over and over again.
I find Hebrews 13:5 stands out to me “I will never leave you or abandon you.” I love focusing on God’s holy word as I read the Bible. Certain verses that stand out to me and give me hope. This is why we created the Word Of Life Images. The pictures are really just a placemat, only to hold God’s Scripture , God’s Holy Word is the main importance. Our goal is to create images with God’s Holy Word that you might find encouraging, and address’s your situation. In my life challenge, remembering that God will never leave you helps me focus on other Scriptures. example – Isaiah 26:3-4 & 7-9 NIV – You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord, is the rock eternal.
If you’re a caregiver/friend/relative keep in mind that, a person going through cancer or health issues is already is feeling separated and abandoned, they will feel great comfort, even if you just sit with them. When my Mom was in her final stages of life I read the Bible to her. I prayed that God’s Holy Word would comfort her and knowing even with her eyes closed and unconscious from prior reading of Hebrews 4:12, the words would penetrate into her.
When you read God’s Holy Word, you’ll see countless examples of very prominent people who even though they show great feats of trust and faith, still at times forget. You see that trust and faith seems to be the hardest to remember, when you’re going through cancer and health issues. If you can keep a journal of the times you see God’s hand in your life, you’re able to go back to it and remember that God is always there! I pray this remembering, will give you the faith and trust you need to hang on to, when you’re going through pain, suffering and abandonment.
When everyone scatters; he will never leave you nor for sake you Deuteronomy 31-6
We have screensavers, books and individual pictures that I like to have around me so that I have a constant reminder of God’s promises and God’s Holy Word