Words can be so powerful. They can lift us up or tear us down – give us hope or fill us with despair. Even the words of a complete stranger or a casual acquaintance can bear weight and significance in our minds. But, when a loved one or someone we value speaks words over our life, they become indelible parts of our memory – never erased or easily forgotten.
Sometimes loved ones can be void of words or any kind of communication whatsoever and their silence speaks volumes to our hearts – as if they were shouting at us in their avoidance and retreat from our lives.
If words have such power, even words spoken by strangers or people who barely know us, what value then do we place on what God says about us? If the Creator of the universe, the God who knows each of us intimately speaks words over our lives, do we trust what He has to say? Do we believe His promises? Do we hold tight to each word He speaks?
What about when He makes a point to emphasize something? If each word God speaks is infallible and steadfast, standing firm all alone, what about the times He repeats Himself on purpose? What does this say about the subject He is trying to communicate to us?
Every day I long to hear from God, but today; I needed a word from Him like never before! Feeling at the end of my rope with a situation I’m currently facing, I just so happened to find the following Scripture verse:
“For He (God) Himself has said, ‘I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless, nor forsake nor let [you] down, [relax My hold on you]. Assuredly not!” (Hebrews 13:5 Amplified Bible)
Today, I needed God to repeat Himself 🙂 I needed the reinforcement connected to His repetition: “I will not, I will not, I will not leave you helpless or let you down or relax my hold on you!”
If I can give credence to what a stranger says about me or the gossip a casual friend spreads about me or embrace with emotional distress and anguish the silence from someone I love, then without one second of hesitation I can hold fast to God’s promise to never leave me helpless or alone – especially when He stresses the point by repeating Himself!
God knows that each of us will feel abandoned, forsaken, and without support at times. It’s why He chose to drive home the point in the Hebrews passage above! Nowhere in the Bible (outside of this passage) can God be found repeating Himself three times. If words have power, then these promises are packed with emphasis and special importance!
Maybe like me today you need God to repeat Himself as well 🙂
Maybe you needed a reminder that God hasn’t forgotten about you, left you alone in your hurt, or failed you because of your past mistakes. He promises to support, help, and never relax His hold on you!
He will not, He will not, He will not give you up or leave you 🙂 Rest in this promise tonight. Feel the peace that comes from knowing with certainty God won’t fail you!
God bless! Pray for me and I will be praying for you my friend 🙂