By Andrea Merrell
O Lord, you have examined my heart
and know everything about me.
You know when I sit down or stand up.
You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.
You see me when I travel
and when I rest at home.
You know everything I do.
You know what I am going to say
even before I say it, Lord.
Psalm 139:1-4 NLT
“God, where are you?” I asked over and over. There was no answer. I wondered if I’d been tossed aside to fend for myself.
Have you ever felt as if God has completely abandoned you—turning a deaf ear to your prayers and ignoring your faith?
If so, you’re human.
There’s nothing better than walking in close communion with the Lord, feeling His presence and hearing His voice. But sometimes we find ourselves in a hard place, and we think we’re there all alone.
Even Jesus faced a time when He asked the Father why He had been forsaken.
But the powerful, life-giving Word of God is the truth we can cling to no matter what we’re going through. In reality, the Lord is as close as our breath and knows us even better than we know ourselves. He has promised to never leave us, so He’s always there—even when we can’t feel His presence. He’s concerned with everything that concerns us. Our names are engraved on the palms of His hands. He even numbers the hairs on our head. As we seek Him and draw close to Him, He promises to draw close to us. When we take one step, He takes two.
When the cares of this life and the voice of the Enemy tell you that God has abandoned you, turn to His Word. Rest in His promises. He will never let go of you.
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