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Does God abandon me?
We can lean on God’s promise to never leave us or to forsake us (Deuteronomy 31:6). It is only Jesus, while hanging on a cross, with the sin of all the world upon him, whom God had in fact abandoned. And in his anguish, Jesus echoed David’s wail, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46).
What do you do when you feel like God has forgotten you?
If you ever feel like God has forgotten you, you need only to remember what He did for you through Christ on the cross. God will always remember you because He will never forget His Son. When we question God’s memory, we are really doubting His goodness. But we cannot define God’s character based on our situation.
Who in the Bible felt abandoned by God?
David Felt Abandoned by God Not surprisingly, David also felt abandoned by God. Long enough, God—you’ve ignored me long enough. I’ve looked at the back of your head long enough.
What does forsaken me mean?
To forsake another person is to leave them entirely, usually in a moment of need. Forsake may mean simply giving something up, such as a way of life or a homeland, for something better or more appropriate. But it is often a mean word, suggesting leaving something or someone behind when they need you to stay.
What does God’s silence mean?
When you hear God’s silence and feel his absence, trust his presence. But the story behind the story of Christmas is that you can trust God because he literally moved heaven and earth to bring the message of his grace and his forgiveness and his presence to you. God is with us and God is active even when God is silent.
What does the Bible say about not being forgotten?
God is with us. He will never leave us, forsake us, forget about us, or turn His back on us. We may suffer through a season where we are going through a refining fire or receiving His discipline, but He won’t abandon us.
Who was the first person to cry in the Bible?
After asking where Lazarus had been laid, and being invited to come see, Jesus wept. He then went to the tomb and told the people to remove the stone covering it, prayed aloud to his Father, and ordered Lazarus to come out, resuscitated.
Why Jesus was thirsty on the cross?
Perhaps he was thirsty for renewed fellowship with his loving Father. Perhaps Jesus yearns for his resurrection, and his return to the Godhead in eternity, to experience again the sublime companionship of God the Father and the Holy Spirit. So, on the cross, Jesus thirsts.
How do I hear God speak to me?
How to practice listening prayer
- Come to God with your request for guidance.
- Wait in silence for God to speak for 10-12 minutes.
- Jot down any Scripture, songs, impressions, or pictures God gives you.
- Share how God spoke to you with your prayer partners and follow God’s will.
Is it true that God has left you?
God has not left you. We all long for the experience of closeness with our God. There is a sweet spot where we talk to Him and He talks to us and life seems only to get better. Yet, there is a truth that we all know.
What does it feel like to be separated from God’s close presence?
Jeremiah expresses so poetically what it feels like to be separated from God’s close presence. He feels as if God left him. Yet, His mind leads Him to cling to some basic truths.
Does God know what lays in the recesses of my Heart?
Yes, He already knew what laid within the recesses of my heart, but when He says, “Come to Me” (Mt. 11:28), I believe He means in complete transparency. Symbolizing our trust, His love beckons a deep exchange. As I began pouring out in prayer every gut wrenching emotion in my heart, God began revealing truth.