I read an interesting news story concerning a woman who fell asleep on an Air Canada aircraft bound for Toronto. She woke up to a cold, dark aircraft devoid of passengers and flight crew. She panicked. She finally figured out how to open the door of the aircraft and caught the eye of an airport worker. An investigation is currently underway.

I would imagine that would be a shock to wake up to. I ask myself how could the cabin crew miss an adult sleeping in one of the seats? Being abandoned in what you consider a safe place could be very disturbing.

Aren’t we blessed that we have a Heavenly Father who will never abandon us? He promises us in Deuteronomy 31:6 (NIV) to: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Our Lord and Saviour is always present with us through His Holy Spirit. We are never alone! Never! In my life, I thought there was one point that God had left me because I had left Him. I realized later after reading His promises in the bible that He had never left my side. Through all those difficult times, He was always with me.

Child of God, do you feel abandoned? Do you feel that no one loves you or cares? Well, be encouraged, because your Heavenly Father will never leave you or abandon you. He is always at your side. Maybe you feel distant from God or abandoned because of your hectic life. Take the time to draw close to God and He will draw close to you. He wants nothing more than to love you and have a close relationship with you. Read God’s word and be encouraged.