Monday, October 24, 2016

Abandoned - Bonita Y. McCoy

Abandonment is a hard thing to swallow. No matter what form it comes in.
It happens in life to most people - one way or another.

You are left by mistake by a parent or a spouse thinking you got home some other way like the time my husband and I left one of our sons at church thinking the other one had him.

Or you get left waiting for a lunch date that never shows, or texts, or calls.
All together forgotten - dropped right out of their minds.

Then there are those who have experienced a life changing type of loss where someone leaves or passes on in death. These can bring the feelings of loneliness and abandonment to a point of aching, the hurt being deep.

But there is hope for those of us who are Christians because God does not abandon.
He is the friend that sticks closer then a brother. (Proverbs 18:24)
He is the one who never leaves us nor forsakes us.

He will not leave us in our times of heartache and pain. He will not walk away.
He has promised not to abandon, but to abide.

Not Abandoned -
But Abiding

His love for us is deep enough to send His son to redeem us, so that we can abide in that same love.

Romans 8: 38 “For I have every confidence that nothing – not death, life, heavenly messengers, dark spirits, the present, the future, spiritual powers, height, depth, nor any created thing – can come between us and the love of God revealed in the Anointed, Jesus our Lord.” The Voice.

If the enemy is trying to tell you that God has turned his back on you, abandoned you, don't believe a word of it. Speak God's truth to your heart. Hear, friend, how much God loves you and let Him who calls you beloved turn those ashes of abandonment into a crown of beauty.

Fill us with your love. Heal our feelings of abandonment and loss. Touch those deep places where only you can abide with us and through your mercy turn our ashes into crowns of beauty for your glory.