Never Givin’ Up
Thoughts of a 12 year old girl

“I will never leave you, nor forsake you.”
Joshua 1:5

This scripture spoke to me in a remarkable way. When I think of this song it helps me to remember that God will never give up on me.

I ran as fast as I could to the softball dugout, put my hair up into a pony-tail and hid behind the chair. I had just been prank calling, and called the Police. A live voice on the other end said, “We know where you are, you will be charged.” and then they hung up.

Later that night, still at the softball field, I just couldn’t hold it in. I had to tell my parents. Were they happy? No way! I got grounded and a huge scolding in the middle of the softball grounds. On the way home we saw some police cars and my mother said “A, I am very disappointed in you.” I had a guilty conscience all week.

“When the sky opens up to rain on you,
I’ll be there with open arms to cover you,
don’t give up now,
there’s nothing that I wouldn’t do,
Never Givin’ Up On You”

I knew that prank calling was wrong. I thought to myself ” Why? Why did I listen to my friends?” Now I know that they were not my true friends at all.

That night I thought about the Bible verse Joshua 1:5, “I will never leave you nor forsake you”. And then I realised that God had forgiven me because I had asked Him for forgiveness and He forgives those who have done wrong through Jesus. Everything was ok.