One time, when my son was a toddler, my wife put him down to nap and left me at home with him while she ran a few errands. I sat in my bedroom reading for about 30 minutes, when all of a sudden I heard my son crying. I went to his room, but he wasn’t in there. I started searching for him, and when I found him, he was standing at the front door sobbing. I realized he thought we had left him. I picked him up and I assured him that his fears weren’t true. I said, “I’m right here, son” over and over. I repeated those words until the crying stopped. I don’t know why my son thought we would ever leave him at home alone. I’m not sure where his fear came from, but it was there nonetheless. In this Psalm we see the writer ask God a question: “Why are you afar off?” Have you ever felt like that? Like God has left you?
The bible assures us that He will never leave you
nor forsake you.
Maybe people have left you. Maybe you’ve had a father abandon you. I can’t imagine how painful that is, but I can tell you this: God will never abandon you. He is always there.
Prayer: God, thank you for never leaving me. Thank you that you will never abandon me.