When I was a young girl, I never really knew what was awaiting me in my life; otherwise, I probably would have went and hid somewhere…although, I’m sure that I would have been found, by an all knowing God.
Anyways…as I look back over the years, I remember moments; when I actually felt as though God had abandoned me…while thinking that Satan was out to win the battle for sure…because you see, I was not only going through one problem…but one problem on top of another. If it wasn’t knee surgeries and chronic pain; then it was deep heartache over a past sexual abuse and the loss of many things in my life…and I don’t know about you; but when life becomes that overwhelming; those moments begin to tell a story…a story that says… “How am I ever going to come out of all of this…and where is God!”
It seemed that at the moment, when I was about to throw in the towel and give up; God was using His word to once more remind me that I wasn’t abandoned by Him and that He would be there for me. In John 14:18, we read… “No, I will not abandon you or leave you as orphans in the storm—I will come to you.”
Even though I felt lost at sea…in a world of my own…God did see my despair and through His caring Spirit; He walked out on the water to me and stood close to me, until each storm came to its end.