There’s this little message that God is trying to send to us. It’s weaved carefully throughout his Word. It’s a minor phrase with a major impact.
It’s in Moses’ final exhortation to the Israelites.
“Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” – Deuteronomy 31:6
It’s the hope in God’s plan to rescue Israel.
“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.” – Isaiah 43:2
It’s at the heart of one of the most popular Psalms.
“Even 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.” – Psalms 23:4
It’s the final encouragement of the Great Commission.
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” – Matthew 28:19-20
It’s also the refrain of Tauren Wells’ song Hills and Valleys.
[You’re] God of the hills and valleys
And I am not alone!
Just a little message God wants us to always keep in mind. It’s stronger than any relationship, any status, any skill or any flaw. God will never leave you or forsake you.