The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; God will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. — Deuteronomy 31:9
God wanted to make a covenant with humanity. “I will be your God and you will be my people.” But there is a problem. We keep breaking our side of the promise.
We keep forgetting who we belong to. We keep acting in a way that hurts God and others. We fail over and over to keep our covenant with God — to live in a way that is in line with being the children of a loving God.
But amazingly God’s love is even greater than the covenant God made with us. God’s heart of mercy and kindness keeps coming after us, wanting us back, reaching out to us.
We have all failed. Yet, God will never leave us. Never forsake us. Do not be afraid and do not get discourage. Just turn around and reach out for God. God is for you and with you.
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