I read the prompt and His words sprung up in my spirit strong
Wrapped themselves around my heart like a salve
Pouring in oil and wine
Moving me to tears with its firm assurance.
“Never will I leave you. Never will I forsake you.”
Not through the waters
Not through the fire
Not through the darkness that seems to hide My face
Not through the betrayals
Not through the leavings that come through endings
Caused by physical death
Or life choices
Not one moment when I am not with you
Not one second when I have even looked away
Much more walked away
Never will I leave you
Not when you sin
Not when you fail
Not when you doubt
Not when you pout, resist my Sprit, openly rebel
Choose your own way instead of Mine
Never will I leave you. Never will I forsake You.
I keep My promises always
So know that I will keep this one also
As impossible as this may seem
Especially when you think of all that has ended
Put you together in your mother’s womb
And will bring you safely home.
Never will I leave you.
Father, thank You for Your promise and thank You that you are the Promise Keeper.
This post is number 31 for the series, “Reasons to Praise.” Thanks to all who have walked with me through the month of October by reading one, several, or all of the posts in this series. Thanks to Kate Motaung for the invitation. Joining her for 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes and Five Minute Friday.