Thursday, April 11, 2013

"Never Abandoned"

"...I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee...." Hebrews 13:5b
I believe we need to continually remind ourselves that the Lord is with us-- especially when we are going through difficult times. If we aren't careful we can easily believe the lie that God has abandoned us. 
He has not abandoned you-- never has, never will. He didn't abandon the disciples while they were in the storm. He didn't abandon the three Hebrews in the fiery furnace. He didn't abandon Daniel in the lion's den. He didn't abandon the children of Israel at the Red Sea. He didn't abandon Joshua as he faced the battles in the land of Canaan. He didn't abandon David when he stood before Goliath. He does not change, so why would He start abandoning His people now? He wouldn't.
There are those who believe that because they go through difficulties, trying times, hardship and testing that it is a sure sign that the Lord has abandoned them. Going through these times is not proof that He has abandoned you. While we live on planet earth we will also go through difficulties and encounter problems. This is why we must remind ourselves daily that He is with us- regardless of what is going on in our lives. 
Are you feeling like He has left you? Are you feeling abandoned by God? Don't live by your feelings, don't trust them, they aren't true- they change constantly. Live by His Word- it is faithful and it is the truth- and it says He will NEVER abandon you.
Have a great day. God will never abandon you in difficult times. 
For further reading:
Deuteronomy 31:6,8
Joshua 1:5
Matthew 28:20
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