“We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.” 2Corinthians 4:8-9
Read: 2Corinthians 4:1-12
Have you ever felt abandoned and all alone? When you needed a friend to lean upon, did it seem everybody had things they thought were more important? Has the pain of loneliness engulfed you? Can you feel the silence? Are you on the verge of depression?
The death of a loved one, divorce, the not good news of a health problem or becoming an empty nester can each bring on a feeling of loneliness and abandonment. At times, it is easy to feel the pity party is well deserved.
Still, in the midst of this the hurt, we need to be reminded GOD has a plan. It is GOD’S plan. It is not the plan we might imagine. It is not usually a quick fix. GOD does not need a fairy tale magic wand.
GOD’S plan is for the long term. Our lives may change dramatically as time passes. You only have to look back at your life and where you were years ago. Through any abandonment you felt at that time, GOD molded you to be the person HE wants you to be. Are you being submissive to GOD’S plan for your life? HIS plan is better than your desires.
GOD never abandons. GOD is always with you.
Today’s prayer: “GOD MY SUSTAINER, Thank YOU for loving me even at times when it seems I don’t even love myself. Thank YOU for always being there for me as I work through the false abandonment I feel. Help me to accept YOUR plan for my life. Amen.”