God promises Solomon that He will never abandon His people Israel. What a wonderful assurance!
When we believe in God and follow His precepts, God will not abandon us. However, when we abandon God, He allows us to reap the fruit of our own actions. It may feel like He is far away, but He never moves. We do.
Our closeness with God depends on our being faithful to His commands, singing His praises, and watching for the signs of His presence in our lives.
When we find ourselves drifting away, we can do one of two things. We can continue to drift like so much flotsam, or we can turn back to Him. He is faithful and unchanging. We're the fickle and flighty ones.
He waits for us with open arms, eager to restore us to His favor. We need not disappoint Him.
Thank You for remaining faithful to us, even when we are errant children. We are grateful for Your forgiving heart. Help us to remain steadfast in our love for You.
In Jesus' most precious name.