Never Alone Again
The greatest fear of all perhaps is to be left alone. Many of the destructive patterns in our lives are driven by this fear. To be left alone by parents, friends, partners or lovers. To be left alone. To be abandoned. To be left as an orphan.
Like trying to please others, working for a sense of acceptance and approval, serving others out of a fear of rejection. When we’re afraid for rejection, we’re actually afraid to be left alone. To not have anyone we value care for us. We all long to be loved, valued and appreciated by someone important. We’re not made to live without that. A human being can’t be stable without having a stable and secure foundation of love, acception and appreciation.
eph3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love
joh14:18 NIV I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.
What is it to be an orphan? It is to be a slave, you have to work for your approval and earn your right to be loved. It’s living in insecurity, in self-provision, restlessness and fear of punishment. You always need to take care of yourself, provide for yourself, you cannot truly rest.
Before you came in Christ you were an orphan. You were dead in your tresspasses. You weren’t a son or daughter, but an orphan, dead in your transgressions and a slave to sin.
eph2:4 NASB But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,
But something amazing happened. God made you alive together with Christ and seated you with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.
rom6:6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
Now what is the whole point of all this? You are united with Christ! Christ lives IN you. It is no longer you that lives, but Christ IN you, the hope of glory (col1:27).
gal2:20 AKJV I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives IN ME: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
rom7:4 NASB Therefore, my brethren, you also were made to die to the Law through the body of Christ, so that you might be joined to another, to Him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit for God.
1 cor 6:17 But he that is joined to the Lord is ONE spirit.
col1:27 AKJV To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ IN YOU, the hope of glory:
Now the great news about this is that you never have to fear to be left alone, because you are one with Him! How can you ever be afraid to be left alone when you are united with God.
rom8:9 But you are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
You have the Spirit of Christ. It’s impossible for you to be left alone, because since you are one with Christ, for Him to ‘leave’ you He would have to die and it’s impossible for Christ to die because He is our priest on the basis of[, having] an indestructible life:
heb7:16 one who has become a priest not on the basis of a regulation as to his ancestry but on the basis of the power of an indestructible life.
This is why He said:
heb13:5 NIV Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “NEVER will I leave you; NEVER will I forsake you.”
I believe that when you get established in this truth - that you are united with Christ and He cannot and will not leave you, never.. ever - you can start to let go of your effort to hold on to God and relax in His grip on you. You will cease labouring to come closer to Him, knowing you are already one with Him. You will cease your effort trying to hold onto Him and instead rest in the knowledge and understanding that He’s holding on to you.
You are not the one holding on to God, He’s the one holding on to you! That’s why He says: Relax in My grip on you, My Child.
An orphan fears to be left alone. You no longer have a spirit of slavery but a Spirit of sonship! (the Spirit of Christ - rom8:9).
rom8:15 ESV For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear
rom8:15 NIV but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba[*], Father.”
* Abbá – “Father,” also used as the term of tender endearment by a beloved child – i.e. in an affectionate, dependent relationship with their father; “daddy,” “papa.”
And because of this you are His beloved Child who can cry out to God as his Father. He is and wants you to see Him as your Abba, Father, your daddy, your papa!
You can rest in the security of your Sonship in Christ, knowing that you are forever united with Christ and you have a Father that is full of mercy and faithfulness. He will never leave you nor forsake you. You can rest all the days of your life knowing that He will be with you where-ever you go. Whatever situation you are in, whatever you’re going through, know that He is right there with you. Whatever you will do He will be with you always. He will never leave you, nor forsake you. You never have to be afraid again, because He is with you, always.
mat28:20 AKJV Teaching them to observe all things whatever I have commanded you: and, see, I am with you always, even to the end of the world. Amen.
ps118:6 NIV The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?
ps23:4 NASB Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
You see how in the bible the reason to not fear is mentioned along with having the security that God is with you?
I didn’t want to make this post much longer, but to help you get established in this truth; here a few verses to meditate on:
gal2:20 NASB I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me
1 cor 6:17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is ONE spirit.
rom8:15 AKJV For you have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but you have received the Spirit of adoption [Sonship], whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
heb13:5 NIV Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”