There is an image that the enemy likes to taunt me with even to this day. It’s an image of a little girl almost six years old being left in the back seat with her younger siblings. It was late and very dark. She didn’t know where her mommy was. She was gone for hours it seemed. She felt abandoned. She felt so alone. Her mommy gave her instructions to watch over her brother and sister while she was gone.
But who would take care of her?
For this little girl, and many like her, it would not be the last time she would feel the sting of abandonment. She would grow up without the feeling of being loved, protected or secure. This experience would happen many more times.
I wish I could tell you that she eventually grew out of it, learned to trust, to feel safe and loved. This was not the case. She struggles more often than she likes with feelings of not being worthy of love. Being afraid to love anyone for fear that they too would leave and abandon her.
…she met Jesus. She came face to face with the knowledge of who He really was and who she was because of HIM.
She learned that Jesus is different. Jesus makes a promise, a covenant.
She learned to take comfort in Duet 31:8 “The LORD is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”
She learned to believe Jer 31:3 “…I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness.”
Today I take up the truth that I know and remind myself that God loves me. That He died for me. I remind myself of the cross.
I am thankful that not only has God shown me His everlasting love He has also allowed give me those that have shown deep love to me. They have loved me with the love of Christ.
I am thankful that God drew me unto Himself with loving-kindness.
I am thankful that I can trust Him to never, ever abandon me.
And what about you? Have you felt abandon, unloved, insecure? Have you trusted people who have hurt you, left you or didn’t really love you?
If you belong to Jesus then you too can take comfort dear one that from “…everlasting to everlasting the LORD's love is with those who fear him…” Ps. 103:17
If you don’t know Jesus then I invite you to Click Here. I promise that if you are His HE will never leave you!