The Gospel

There are very many verses in the Bible in which God assures us that He will never leave us or forsake us, no matter what we or anyone else does to try to separate us from Christ. Here are just a few of those verses that we have found to be particularly encouraging to us.

This is the very last thing Jesus said to His disciples before He left earth after His resurrection and ascended into heaven. Being the very last words out of His mouth, we are inclined to conclude that Jesus considers this assurance to be of paramount importance to those of us who belong to Him.
“…And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
(Matthew 28:20)
In the following verses, Jesus is giving us his personal guarantee that He and His Father will use whatever power is necessary to keep us with Him.
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand.
(John 10:27-29)
And in these verses, we are reminded that our God has committed Himself to NEVER leave us or forsake us (please note that our right attitudes are not a condition for His commitment to us, but instead the opposite is true: His commitment to us should reasonably result in us having right attitudes).
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.” So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”
(Hebrews 13:5-6)
In the following verses, God is assuring us that NOTHING can separate us from Jesus and His love for us. He gives us this assurance by specifically listing all the things we might be tempted to think could eventually separate us from Christ:
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written, “For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
(Psalm 118:6)
And in this verse, we are told that the Holy Spirit has permanently destined us for redemption (going to be with Jesus forever). Again, please note this promise is NOT contingent on us not grieving the Holy Spirit, but it is God trying to reason with us that we should not grieve Him BECAUSE He is committed to us forever:
And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
(Ephesians 4:30)
The commitment that God has toward us is not something new in the New Testament, but God has always had this commitment to those who He has chosen to be His. Here are a few Old Testament verses that talk to this. And now that you are in Christ, all these promises apply to YOU!
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
(Joshua 1:9)

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
(Isaiah 41:10)

When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue is parched with thirst, I the Lord will answer them; I the God of Israel will not forsake them.
(Isaiah 41:17)

The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?
(Psalm 118:6)