GOD ABANDONED ME!

DO YOU EVER FEEL SO ALONE, REJECTED OR DISAPPOINTED IN YOURSELF THAT YOU FEEL GOD HAS ABANDONED YOU?

A TRAGIC ILLNESS, THE SUFFERINGS OF A LOVED ONE, A FINANCIAL SITUATION, OR MARRIAGE PROBLEMS CAN LEAVE YOU FEELING DESPERATE AND LESS THAN BLESSED BY GOD. WHEN IT SEEMS THAT GOD HAS TOTALLY ABANDONED YOU, IS WHEN YOU NEED GOD THE MOST.

YOU MAY BE FAMILIAR WITH THE POEM “FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND”. THE MORAL IS SO SIMPLE. DURING OUR GREATEST PROBLEMS, WE SEE ONLY ONE SET OF FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND. WE OFTEN MISTAKE THOSE FOOTPRINTS AS OUR OWN. IN REALITY, THOSE FOOTPRINTS WERE GOD’S; MADE WHILE HE WAS CARRYING US.

NO MATTER WHAT THE PROBLEM, DON’T STRUGGLE WITH IT ALONE. TURN IT OVER TO GOD. GOD WILL GIVE YOU THE PEACE AND UNDERSTANDING TO HANDLE WHATEVER THE SITUATION BRINGS. ASK HIM. RELY UPON GOD’S STRENGTH, NOT YOUR OWN. NOTHING IS TOO DIFFICULT FOR GOD.

GOD HAS NOT ABANDONED YOU. DON’T ABANDON GOD!

“BUT WE HAVE THIS TREASURE IN JARS OF CLAY TO SHOW THAT THIS ALL-SURPASSING POWER IS FROM GOD AND NOT FROM US. WE ARE HARD PRESSED ON EVERY SIDE BUT NOT CRUSHED; PERPLEXED, BUT NOT IN DESPAIR; PERSECUTED, BUT NOT ABANDONED; STUCK DOWN, BUT NOT DESTROYED.” 2 CORINTHIANS 4: 7-9 NIV