By David Cook
“I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Yeshua the Messiah, the Son of the living God
Have you ever felt useless? Have you ever wondered why you are here on earth? Have you ever asked the question; when will I find somebody to love, who will really love me? When will I ever know someone on a deep level and be deeply known?
Have you ever wondered if the Lord Himself would leave you all alone?
Evidently, Janis Joplin could identify with some of those same questions since she recorded the song “Work Me, Lord” written by Nick Gravenities. Janis closed out her performance at Woodstock in 1969 with this song.
Are you pushing, trying to move forward in life but you feel like something is moving you in the wrong direction; backwards? Like something has a hold on you, that you just can’t shake? Have you thought about what it would be like to be a new and different you, but mistakes from your past haunt you and then just repeat what has been?
Larry Norman wrote about this inner struggle in his song;
“Walking Backward Down The Stairs“.
Being loved and loving begins by beginning a relationship with God, who is the source of love. Knowing the true and living God and being fully known by Him is where life begins. Making peace with God through His Son Yeshua (Jesus) is the place to begin. Finding forgiveness of all sins and being declared righteous by God is what the free gift of salvation is about!
21 But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— 22 the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. 26 It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.
Romans 3:21-26 ESV
4 Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous. 5 Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” 6 So we can confidently say,
“The Lord is my helper;
I will not fear;
what can man do to me?”
Hebrews 13:4-6 ESV