“I will never leave you or forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5
These words convey comfort. God is the ONLY person who has told us this. Couples go through divorces or just shut down communication. Spouses, parents and children take ill or are involved in accidents and die. Friends have disagreements or just move on.
But God STAYS. He is with us for the LONG HAUL. The marriage vows state “. . . for richer or poorer, for better or worse, in sickness and in health ’til death do us part.” Mankind tries to live up to these words but God set the standard.
When we have personal hurts and crises, God still stands with us. People can be mean, do things to attack us, try to injure our pride, hurt us emotionally but God still loves us. He shelters us from the words we hear. We don't always realize it, but Our Lord and Savior is there taking the tongue lashing with us. While we are under attack or stress He tells us “I will take care of things. Don't worry. I am still here.
In this scripture passage the key words are:
“will” This verb conveys determination and shows perseverance as well as strong intention.
Saying this, God doesn't allow any wiggle room for what He intends. The text doesn't read–“I might . . . .” or “I hope not to . . . .” or “I don’t want to . . .” God says, “I will . . . .”
“never” This adverb simply means not ever. This gives us an unending time frame.
God's intention is for us who believe in Him to enjoy His company eternally, forever. He doesn't qualify His thought by laying down conditions.
“leave” This verb connotes the idea of one who abandons ,or disappears from, a place.
In our society people walk away from arrangements, from circumstances they can't handle all the time. But God doesn't. He is with us for the long haul. His commitment to is let's Him see us through to the end. We should be as dedicated to God and to His people as He is to us.