Never Failing Nor Forsaking

There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

Joshua 1:5

In this passage, the mantle of leadership is passing from Moses to Joshua.  The Lord, in this verse, assures Joshua that He will be the same God for him that He was for Moses.  He is going to be with Joshua just as He was with Moses.  “I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee”.

These words make me think about all of the times in my life when I have had problems.  The more I thought about it, the more I realized that He has never failed me and He has never forsaken me.  There have been many, many times that I have failed Him and there have been many, many times I have forsaken Him.  But He has never failed nor forsaken me. 

That should draw us closer to Him- the knowledge that, though we have failed Him over and over, He will never forsake us.  He won’t fail us.  Ever.  What a wonderful thought!

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