Ps 9:9-10 The Lord is a shelter for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. Those who know your name trust in you, for you, O Lord do not abandon those who search for you.

As you go through life, you may feel confident in the plan God set before you. Then something changes. Perhaps someone tests your character, a child rebels against family beliefs or a friend slanders you. How do you feel, maybe abandoned.

Maybe not physically abandoned but perhaps emotionally. Jesus went through everything we do. He suffered pain, rejection and doubt. On the cross, Jesus said, “Why have you forsaken me?”

After a relationship breakup, we feel abandoned. Feeling emotionally drained is heartbreaking. It takes weeks, even months, before the feelings of worthlessness, rejection and betrayal are healed enough to go forward with our life.

However, spiritual abandonment is devastating. The question remains-who left? Since God will never leave us, we must be the culprit. Go to God, just like David, and pray for assurance of his presence. He will never abandon you if you are constantly looking for Him. Does that mean that we will escape loss or suffering? No, but He is always there to walk with us and help us no matter what we face.

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