Is there ever a time when you feel alone; I mean, really alone or even abandoned? Sometimes we need to be reminded that we’re never fully alone, even when times seem dark and friends and family can’t be there. Sometimes, we need to know that God is with us and that we’re actually, in good company.
In this article, I want to share 5 verses that are great reminders that God never leaves us or abandons us. Although, sometimes we don’t sense that He’s there with us, He is. God has given us all the tools we need to succeed in this spiritual life. Primarily, the bible is our instruction guide that provides us with the answers we are often looking for. We can also talk to God in prayer anytime and anywhere.
The devil likes to try to play tricks on us, making us believe that God’s not there and that we’re all alone. But part of becoming spiritually mature is understanding that God is there and having faith in Him, even when we haven’t heard from Him in some time.
As we mature, we start to see the ways that God is working in our life, in the background. He hears our prayers, and He considers them. When we pray sincerely, and with the right attitude and heart, He goes to work in the background. But He works quietly, and in His own pace.
What He wants in the meantime from each of us is for us to maintain the right attitude; one of confidence and hope and courage, knowing that He’s there and He’s working it all out for our good. He wants us to keep our minds busy learning His Word and doing the work He puts before us.
When we learn that God is there and that He’s doing His part, we can have peace and comfort knowing that we’re not alone and that we’re in fact, empowered by His Spirit to press on and stand firm in our faith.
It’s a good idea to make note of these verses, as they’re sure to help in a time of need or when you feel like He’s not there. Also, the best thing to do when feeling alone is to take some time and just talk to the Lord. Act as though He’s sitting right there beside you and tell Him what is on your mind. It might seem like it’s a one-way conversation, but just know, God loves to hear from His children.
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5 verses that show that God is with you
Although these aren’t the only Scriptures that talk of God’s presence, these are a good start. If you’re feeling abandoned in life, or as though you can’t get a break, or if you’re scared of the circumstances around you, meditate on these verses.
Speak them out loud and repeat the process. Sometimes we need to hear something comforting and be reminded that there is a Great God who loves each one of us, and who is fighting for us against Satan. The devil’s plan is to destroy us, and he has many ways of doing this. Fear and loneliness are common tactics he uses to break us down in spirit.
Instead, be encouraged and refreshed frequently by reading these verses, and many others in the bible. Fill your mind with the promises of God, and He will give you the comfort and help you need.
Let’s take a look at the 5 verses I picked:
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.
During this time in Joshua’s life, he was taking the reigns from Moses. It was a tall order. God wanted to lead His people into the promised land, the same land He was trying to get them into for forty years. Because of complaining and grumbling and doubt, many of the original people never got to cross over into the land flowing with milk and honey. In fact, through all that happened, even Moses didn’t get to go.
However, because Joshua was loyal and dedicated to the Lord, God had favor on Him. But Joshua needed reassurance. After all, he himself scouted out the promised land and saw that it was a land filled with giants, and he knew that it would be a tough battle.
But God was trying to assure him that he wasn’t alone. You’re not alone, either. Whatever battle in life you’re facing right now, just know that God is with you and is ready to go to war with you. He’s ready to fight for you and lead you to victory, if you’ll trust Him.
Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
This was the second Scripture I ever memorized. The first was Proverbs 3:5-6. The reason I memorized this verse in Isaiah was because I constantly felt alone and weak – even vulnerable. Many times, I used this verse to build up courage to get through another day and to face another challenge.
I made a lot of mistakes early on in my married life, and I felt like I was always messing something up. But what I learned along the way was that God never left me, nor did He ever refuse to forgive me. No matter how many times I messed up, He took me back and comforted me.
The devil messed with my mind so much over the years. Hardships were my normal. When you constantly face hardship and adversity, you get to thinking that God just isn’t there. But I’ve learned to look at the bigger picture and have come to realize that no matter what, God always kept me safe, fed, sheltered, loved, and moving forward and upright.
If the devil’s attacking you, rebuke him and surrender to God. The Lord’s full power and authority over the enemy is within you when you have Christ in your life, and because of this, the devil must flee when you command him to in Jesus’ name. Spend time learning about the authority of the Holy Spirit.
Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
I have found that jealousy, envy, covetousness, greed, and lust are all fast ways to get your mind in the gutter. I’ve found that the devil uses certain lures to draw our focus from God’s provision to our desires. Sometimes, these desires can become items of lust, or idols, or a tool of distraction.
God wants to be enough. I have struggled with this for years; always wanting more. And when I wouldn’t get it, I’d start to believe that God was angry with me or that He wasn’t listening to my prayers or that He simply wasn’t there. These are the lies that the devil told me over and over again. And guess what? I bought into them every time.
When you focus on the lack in your life, it’s easy to feel like God’s not there. But God is trying to tell you that He is there, and that He doesn’t want to be replaced. He wants you to have the things you desire, but He wants you to seek Him first.
When you spend time practicing appreciation and gratitude to the Lord for all that He does and provides, you gain a deeper sense of His presence in your life. It’s far easier to feel Him there and you can get to a point where you slow down enough to see the different ways He’s working.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil;
For You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
This might be one of the most popular Scriptures in the bible. But it offers the promise of protection and guidance from God, regardless of the circumstances we face. King David was no stranger to adversity and difficult circumstances.
However, what the King understood about God was that the Lord never abandoned him to go through it alone. No matter how many times he faced uncertainty, he knew he could call on the Father, and He would respond and comfort him.
Are you going through a difficult time in life? Call out to God and put your trust in Him. Show your faith to God like David did, by moving forward through the uncertainty and fear. Sometimes you must take the next step, but it’s not a step ahead of God; it’s a step to catch up to God. He’s always one step ahead providing a safe route for you to follow.
There have been many instances in life where I didn’t put my trust in God. I didn’t trust that He was with me or that He would lead me to victory. Through that, I missed out on many opportunities that I likely would’ve benefited from.
God is with you, no matter what you’re going through. It’s important to know this, as anytime you attempt to do anything worthwhile in life, Satan will be right there telling you that you’ll fail or that you’ll lose or that you’ll be defeated. Don’t let him prevent you from succeeding. Do as King David did; proceed with faith in God, the One who is always with you wherever you go.
If you love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever
The Holy Spirit might be the most misunderstood person of all. He is God. He is Divine. He is the Spirit of God. He has the authority, power, and dominion of God. And, if you’ve accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, then He’s in you for good – never to leave you.
Sometimes we feel like we’re alone because we don’t understand that God has given us His Spirit to dwell in us. So, we feel like we’re facing Satan all alone. We might look to the sky and cry out to God, all the while, God is right there in us and with us.
We don’t need to yell, and likewise, He doesn’t either. This is one reason we must learn to quiet ourselves in spirit and mind, because when the Holy Spirit speaks to us, it’s often quiet and subtle. But when we learn to discern His voice within us and drown out the noise and clutter of the world, He speaks loud and clear.
When you know who the Holy Spirit is, and what power He brings to the table, the giants of life don’t seem so big anymore; Satan himself doesn’t seem so scary anymore. And the best part is, the Holy Spirit never leaves.
This means that no matter where you are, God is with you. He is there to stay. He’s there to guide you through every decision, through every storm that comes along, and you’re able to pull from His power to rebuke and resist the devil. Without the power of God’s Spirit, this wouldn’t be possible. But God is above Satan, and because of this, Satan must obey. Likewise, the Spirit of God is in you, and when you cast the devil away from you with the authority of the Spirit, he must leave you alone.
If you’re feeling alone, talk to the Holy Spirit. Speak to Him like He’s your best friend sitting with you, because He is. He’s your Helper, given to you directly as a gift from God. He can guide you through life and lead you to the eternal Salvation that awaits you. He can console you and comfort you and give you peace in a moment of time. Just call out to Him; He’s there.
I’ve felt alone many times throughout my life. I’ve believed that God abandoned me several times. I had such a small understanding of who the true God was and is. I’ve since started learning that God is with me always and forever. There’s never a time when He’s not there. It’s impossible, because God is omnipresent. He’s everywhere.
But it wasn’t until I truly started to understand that the Holy Spirit was in me that I finally realized that I would never be alone again. Sure, Satan still comes along and tries to tell me that I’m alone and that God left me to face this life alone. But when I’m fresh on God’s word and filled with the Spirit, I am quick to realize that this is just another lie of the devil.
Being filled with the Spirit of God is like being refreshed in His power. He’s always there with you, but you need to be present with Him. You need to activate His power in you by resisting the devil and surrendering fully to God. But when you do, you’ll have the peace in the storms and the power to cast the devil from you. You’ll be anointed to do the work God calls you to do while maintaining the courage and faith to stick to the plan.
I hope you find encouragement in this article. I hope these verses will help you through your days. Trust God. Learn about who He is and who He is in you. Learn about the Holy Spirit and become best friends with Him. Once you do this, you won’t spend much time feeling utterly alone again.
If you don’t have a relationship with Jesus, you can follow this link (Prayer for Salvation) to find out how. Also, if you need prayer for your life or your family, feel free to fill out a private prayer request in the provided prayer box in this article. My wife and I would love to pray for you.