Feeling Abandoned?

Let me begin by saying I’m truly sorry for abandoning my post. (Now, you know that’s a funny play on words :-)) It really wasn’t my intention, but you know how life can get so chaotic and in the busyness of it all, some things just fall through the proverbial crack. And so it has been with my blog for the last week.

I sincerely want you to know that I wasn’t abandoning you. I just had to put a few things in proper perspective, take care of a few people in my life and get several things on my anxiously awaiting “to do list” done before I could manage praying and thinking through a new post.

But the truth is, we all feel abandoned at some time or another. We all feel neglected and even invisible at times. People’s lives collide with reality and we get lost in the process. It’s happened to me many times. I’m also guilty of losing a few people in the midst of the demands of my dailies.

Friends and family let us down. Sometimes they even leave us alone.

At times, you may even feel as though God is far from you…like He is completely uninterested in your life…like He doesn’t care…like He’s abandoned you.

Yet, our Heavenly Father has given us the precious and priceless promise of His abiding presence. We may not always feel it, but He is with us…at all times…in all places…in all circumstances. He sees every tear we cry; every burden we bear; every trial we go through; every time we’re forsaken by a friend; every hurtful word spoken to us; every battle that defeats us and every victory we walk through.

He sees the things we say and do for His glory; our labor of love for the sake of the Savior; the burdens we carry for others; the prayers we pray for those in need; how we weary ourselves in service for the King of kings and Lord of lords.

He sees it all, dear one! He has not abandoned you. You are not alone.

Today I want to share with you some sweet, comforting and unshakeable truths spoken directly to you and me from the heart of God.

Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me.” Isaiah 49:15-16 (NIV)

“God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.” Hebrews 6:10 (NIV)

“For the LORD your God is a merciful God; he will not abandon or destroy you or forget the covenant with your forefathers, which he confirmed to them by oath.” Deuteronomy 4:31 (NIV)

“Remember these things, O Jacob, for you are my servant, O Israel. I have made you, you are my servant; O Israel, I will not forget you.” Isaiah 44:21 (NIV)

“The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” Deuteronomy 31:8 (NIV)

“No one will be able to stand up against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Joshua 1:5

“Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5

Do you see His precious promises are for you, dear one? Do you know that He is with you regardless of what you are feeling?

Today, tell God you trust His presence, even if you don’t feel it.

I may have abandoned my post, but God will never abandon His. He is forever faithful, He is forever good, He is forever God. And you can trust Him!

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4 Comments

  1. What a great post, Stephanie! I know there's are oodles of people who feel that they have been abandoned either by someone or by God. Thank you for this encouragement. Blessings to you, dear one!

  2. The Holy Spirit has really been speaking this one out lately! Thanks for putting out there so eloquently!! Awesome!

  3. Hi Lynn,
    You are always such an encouragement to me! So glad we don't have to live by what we feel, but by the truth of the Word of God. He is with us…and that's all we need to know. πŸ™‚

  4. Hi Rose,
    It's funny that although we know He will never leave us or forsake us, that sometimes we “feel” as though He has.

    Yet, we can rest in the unfailing, unchangeable promises of His Word. He is with us…forever and always…no matter what! Amen & AMEN!
    πŸ™‚

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