Chapter Eleven

Let's Talk About It:  I Will Always Be With You

"Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you."  (Hebrews 13:5, NIV)

1.  What are some reasons people give for abandoning a relationship?

2.  God promises He will never, ever abandon those who have accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior.  Why do you think this promise is hard for many to believe?

3.  If a person does not feel God's presence, does it mean He's not there?  What does the bible say we are to do if we aren't experiencing the joy of His presence in our lives?

4.  What did you think of the statement, "The greatest tragedy in life is when we stop talking to God."  Why is that such a great tragedy?

5.  Did you attempt to carry on a "continual conversation" with God this past week?  If so, how well did you do and did it make any difference?  What do you think you could do that would help you better "practice the presence of God" each day?

6.  If you were more aware of God's presence every minute of every day, how do you think it would make a practical difference in the choices you make?

7.  We read about six promises God makes.  Which ones are you most thankful for today, and why?

a.  When we are confused, God will guide us.  (Psalm 32:8)

b.  When we are afraid, God will be with us.  (Isaiah 41:10)

c.  When we are tempted, God will help us resist.  (1Corinthians 10:13)

d.  When we are hurting, God will comfort us.  (Psalm 34:18)

e.  When we are discouraged, God will encourage us.  (1 Peter 5:7)

f.  When we are lonely, God will be our companion.  (Romans 8:38-39)

8.  If God were not everywhere all the time, could He keep any of these promises?

FOCUS ON GOD

Continue to review the statement and verse you wrote down last week, at least three times each day, to remind yourself that God is always with you.

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God, because You are everywhere all

the time, I know You are always with me.

"Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you."

(Hebrews 13:5, NIV)

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And as you go throughout each day this week, continue to practice the presence of God by seeking to carry on the "continual conversation" with our ever-present God who loves you.

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