"I will never leave you nor forsake you." Joshua 1:5

"I will never leave you nor forsake you." Joshua 1:5

Does God withdraw from us and test us?

The answer is, "no." God never withdraws from us – He is always present and loving us. We are however, left in freedom and we can use that freedom to turn away from the Lord if we choose. The Writings for the New Church also teach that when we are going through temptation that the Lord draws even closer to us, but that it can feel like He's farther away. This is because the closer the Lord is to us, the more freedom we are in, and the more it feels like we are doing things on our own. The bottom line is that God is all loving and ever present. He doesn't choose to leave us or back away.

"I will never leave you nor forsake you." Joshua 1:5

Daily Inspiration

"The whole of heaven rests on love as its foundation. "

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