Something to think about.
6 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
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.” Hebrews13:5
, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”Matthew 28:20
These along with other Bible verses assure us that God will be with us always that He will never leave us or abandon us. Are you aware this only applies to believers? The favor and presence of God do not accompany or commune with the unbeliever. What we enjoy and sometimes take for granted is not something the rest of the world experiences.
4 Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.1 John 4:4 (ESV)
The spirit of God only abides in those who are children of God. Do you remember the loneliness, emptiness, and isolation you live with, without God? Do you remember how hopeless you were when you faced the mountains of life in the isolation of self? If you are a Christian, celebrate the Spirit of God in you but recognize the utter aloneness that the world experiences without God’s Spirit in them. People are empty, alone, and hopeless, and they don’t even know it. They are as we were empty, isolated and secluded. “Feed my sheep” means to introduce them to Christ that they would invite the Spirit of the Lord to come into their lives, that they would be lonely no more. So, that they may overcome him who is in the world, and that they may be made complete in Christ. Let our former selves motivate us to share the new life that is in us with those who are lost, friendless and alone.