This verse was shared with me by a friend I met at a church camp in Pittsburgh, PA during the summer of 1997. I was beyond homesick, and everyone knew it. I was misrable - didn't want to eat, cried every night - it was bad. I loved being at the camp, but it was the first time I had been away from home without my sisters with me. One of the girls knew how I felt and shared this verse with me. She said that it had gotten her through some tough times, and thought it might help me. It did, and it has helped ever since.
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.