Have you ever felt lost . . . so alone that you dont know where to turn? Have you felt betrayed by adults and friends? This is especially difficult for a ten or twelve-year-old without mature tools to sort out the difficult parts of life. Max is telling the readers to have hope, have courage, and that love never fails.
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble (Psalm 46:1).
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well (Psalm 139:14).