The Deserted Feeling

 

The Deserted Feeling by Lynn Autry

 

Do you feel deserted sometimes? Paul did. Paul says in 2 Timothy 1:15, “You know that everyone in the province of Asia has deserted me, including Phygelus and Hermogenes.” Paul felt deserted. Paul was suffering for the cause of Christ. He had worked hard and now he felt deserted. Desertion is a feeling we have as parents sometimes. For whatever reason or excuse, relationships sometimes become distant with one or more of our children. We may try to be close but the other person in the relationship is not willing to make the effort to improve the relationship. As a parent, we can feel abandoned by an adult child. The “after all I have done for you” pity party creeps in.

When this happens, remember that everyone has not deserted you. Paul had not been deserted by everyone. He later sends greetings to friends in the same region. Most importantly, God has not deserted you. Whatever happens good or bad with our family, God is always there to hold your hand and comfort you. He has not abandoned or deserted you. In Psalms 73: 23, God says, “Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand.” How awesome is that? Whatever happens with our children and family, God is always there. If your children call you or not. God is always with you. If your children see you are not, God is always there. If your children acknowledge you on Mother’s Day, God is always there. You get picture. When you feel deserted, God is always there. You are not deserted, feel his closeness today with the other people in your life.

When this happens, remember that everyone has not deserted you. Paul had not been deserted by everyone. He later sends greetings to friends in the same region. Most importantly, God has not deserted you. Whatever happens good or bad with our family, God is always there to hold your hand and comfort you. He has not abandoned or deserted you. In Psalms 73: 23, God says, “Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand.” How awesome is that? Whatever happens with our children and family, God is always there. If your children call you or not. God is always with you. If your children see you are not, God is always there. If your children acknowledge you on Mother’s Day, God is always there. You get picture. When you feel deserted, God is always there. You are not deserted, feel his closeness today with the other people in your life.

 

God will not abandon

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