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FEELING DESERTED


FEELING DESERTED

  
     You will find yourself most vulnerable to the predatory influences of man and Satan when you are abandoned by the most trusted people in your life, especially when it's someone you have had an  intimate relationship with. If you have been sexually active with someone in a relationship then that takes it into another realm altogether, we must also add jealousy along with feeling lonely. You will know who your friends are when you fail or stumble before them. When king David fell and failed in his duty, he was abandoned by family and friends and felt the bitter sting of feeling alone and desperate.   David was thus, seduced to one of the most dangerous state of mind to be in... he sought to defend himself. 

     The Sermon on the Mount in essence, demands that we follow Jesus, void of seeking vengeance or justice for ourselves.   Actually, when we seek vengeance for ourselves, we are reflecting a devotion to one's self.  The state of abandonment is undoubtedly the most vulnerable and humiliating experiences that has no pain equal to it. 

     When we seek the exercise of vengeance, we will find ourselves in the bottomless pit of self-pity, and self-pity clouds and distorts the facts. Always complaining and never content. Yet, worse... portraying a pretentious devotion while remaining reserved from trusting God with a willing heart.

    I know I can speak for myself when I say this," That I've actually felt like God has also turned his back on me". But let me share with you something I came across the last time I was in this type of situation.

    God says, 'the reason some people have turned against you and walked away from you without reason, has nothing to do with you. It is because I have removed them from your life because they cannot go where I am taking you next. They will only hinder you

 

    The wise and noble act towards those who abandoned you in your darkest hour is to forgive them and yourself.  God can and will use your failure to draw you to Himself.  He will never turn His back on you. {Joshua1:5,Jerimiah 29:11, Hebrews13:3-6}. God is able and willing to preserve you while in your deepest humiliation before your disparagement. Knowing the fact that Jesus Christ is our Shepherd;   will keep us from over-reacting to over-whelming pressure in a superficial way. The world's answer to pain, pressure and suffering is to look for someone to blame, develop a deep desire to escape, deny the problem, or fall into depression. These are not habits we can afford to live with. Outlandish odds will rise up against you.

    This is your opportunity to grow in your awareness of God's presence and the reliability of His promises. Make no mistake about it, God makes no mistakes. He knows what he is doing for you. Jesus Is a gracious friend. Trust Him with all your heart.

 

                                                                                                                                                  Rev William A Tyler Sr

  


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Karen on Monday, August 01, 2016 4:43 AM
Excellent read! I've been there too :-) We must trust He knows our needs more than we know ourselves. God says, 'the reason some people have turned against you and walked away from you without reason, has nothing to do with you. It is because I have removed them from your life because they cannot go where I am taking you next. They will only hinder you
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Rev. William a Tyler senior on Saturday, August 06, 2016 7:46 AM
I know I have read this Scripture many times when things have happened in my life that I did not understand. And his time prevailed things became more obvious and I understood. I know it is very difficult to go through some of these things at times.

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