Sunday, June 30, 2013
God Has Abandoned Me?!?!?!?!?
I usually read a few chapters for my devotional, but I had to stop this morning and share something that really hit home for me. Many times, working with the youth and hearing about ministries with adults, people will say that God has abandoned them. This can be to numerous reasons that range from the foreclosure of a home to a dreadful death that has just plagaued their family. It can be anything, and it is understandable to feel like God abandoned you; however, I am glad to say that this way of thinking is not only wrong, but extremely flawed.
I encourage you to read this Psalm (don’t worry it is not long). Within it, you will find an author that is asking those questions that you make be asking. “Has your steadfast love forever ceased? Has your promises come to an end for all time.” He is wondering where God is in his time of trouble, and it is only natural to feel that way. But there is an important transformation in this man’s thoughts. He stops himself from asking the Where are you questions, or the Why questions. He begins to remember who God is and what he has done in his life. Why would God abandon him after building him up so much? Why would God leave after working on things in his life?
If you are struggling with this way of thinking, there is something that is important to remember; you are a masterpiece that God is working on. He is not going to abandon his work to go do something else. That is not who God is. He is faithful even though you may not be faithful. He is the loving Husband who refuses to even leave a wife that constantly cheats on him. This is the God you serve; you don’t serve no fickle lazy god. You serve someone who is mighty and true. When you find yourself in a time of need or even doubt, remember all that God has done in your life. Not only this, but remember what he has done in the Bible. Remember all the promises he gives you. You are not abandoned.
Anyway, Peace out homeskillets
-The Bread Man
“I will remember the deeds the deeds of the LORD;
yes, I will remember your wonders of old” Psalm 77:11