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You Are Not Alone!

November 4th, 2011 Posted in encouragement

Have you ever felt as though you were all alone and nobody cared?
You might be surprised to know that the great apostle Paul felt this way too.

In his final epistle, he wrote,  “Everyone abandoned me” (2 Timothy 4:16).

Know this: God has not abandoned you! He can compensate by His own loving presence for every earthly loss.

C.H. Spurgeon wrote:
If all else forsook him, Jesus was company enough.
If all others despised him, the smile of Jesus was approval enough.
If the good cause seemed to be in danger, in the presence of his Master, victory was sure.
The Lord who had stood for him at the cross now stood for him in the prison.
It was a dungeon, but the Lord was there;
It was dark, but the glory of the Lord lit it up with Heaven’s own splendor.

Listen: Better to be in a jail with the Lord than to be anywhere else without Him. Jesus is with us as well, in the “good” and “bad” times of life.

God reminds us in His Word, “When you go through deep waters, I WILL BE WITH YOU. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown! When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you” ( Isaiah 43:2).

When Jesus hung on the cross, He cried out the words “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” Those were not delusional words. They were factual. Jesus, at this point, was most likely bearing the sins of the world.

Here is the good news:  Jesus was forsaken for a time that you might enjoy God’s presence forever.

Know this: Jesus will never forsake you. You have have His Word on that. Jesus said, “ I will never leave you nor forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5). Or from the Greek it would translate out more like, “ I will never, no never, NO NEVER leave you nor forsake you.”

5 Responses to “You Are Not Alone!”

  1. Genia Daniw says:

    It’s been 11/2 years since I lost my son, Steve, age 24, to an overdose of heroin. He died at home in front of my bedroom door on his knees with one hand on his chest and the other reaching for my door. I did not hear a thing that night and woke because the dog was trying to dig a hole by the door. As I opened the door I find him. I know that you have lost your son Christoper as well as and you can relate to the pain I am still feeling. I felt that God has failed me for I am always praying for my family and others. I work so hard with my son and he just got out of Rehap and was clean for a whole year. How could this happen to me. I ignored God for a while I was very anger with Him. Why me and Steven. I read your book about Christoper and it help me for awhile. But there is not a day that goes by that I see that image of him on the floor. I still pray for him everyday and send my love, but I miss him so much. It’s like I have a bleeding heart that won’t quit. I do agree with you people say the most stupid things to you: Like it been a year let it go. You did not die he did. It time to let go–who are they to tell me what to feel, how to feel and when to let go. Thank you for all your comforting word always.

  2. Priscilla Corona says:

    It’s not about whose fault it is…it is about how we handle our own afflictions be they physical or emotional and how we allow God to intervene when we are in the midst of troubled waters. God will always intervene on our behalf but sometimes it is we who place limitations on His power to heal us emotionally and physically.

  3. Peg Olson says:

    I feel I should comment. There are so many of us out there like Earl. I hear the same stuff.I do not believe that God is punishing us,it is just something that happens.I have had Multiple Sclerosis since I was 17 years old and I am now going on 50. I PRAISE the LORD JESUS that I am still here because I was in a coma,paralyzed, and I had to learn almost everything I once knew! I am permanantly disabled.The doctors tell me that I would have been a vegetable But I feel like Jesus has me here to show people and tell people what He can do!! I am a miracle child!

  4. Earl Shore says:

    I did need to hear this… I always hear that there is somebody always worse of than me… {From my Mother & Father B4 they passed and now from my brothers}. It’s when individuals as in JOB’s Friends decide they know what GOD is doing or that somewhere I’ve gone wrong and I’m being punished and if I just ask for help that I’d be healed. I deal with Severe Degenerative Disc Disease & Stenosis of my Spine. My back was broken by Physical Therapy but try to prove it and statue of limitations have ran out {2 yrs}. PT also damaged my back again after my 2nd back op when the doctors didn’t know my back was broken until after they opened me up. They sent me to PT & Then ‘Work Hardening’ where ATI Physical Therapy re-herniated my L4-L5 & caused my protrusion to herniate L3-L4. Then I ended up with a C5-C6 herniation out of no where. I’ve been attacked by Satan & his Desciple {1/3 of Angels} and I’m struggling. I’ve been disabled since 2007 but I’ve been dealing with a very bad back since I was 10 yrs old. Medication is expensive and it just places a mask on my problem. Now adays doctors don’t want to give you a or help cure you. All they want to do these days is get your money, the insurance money, and then pawn you off on other doctors that never want help but again, give more medication… I can’t even imagine how much our drug pharmcuticals {Legal Drug Cartels} make in this country make. Anyway, off the path but trying to get back on it. I know that GOD is everywhere, I just pray that someday I’ll be pain free on this earth…..

  5. Dolores says:

    I really needed to hear that, Pastor Greg. Thank You.

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