“When we feel abandoned by God, we need to make sure that we are looking for Him in the right places. Or maybe the reason why we haven’t heard from God is because we block Him out with our chatter. God may “forsake” us so we will examine our motives to determine if we are praying for the right reasons. Maybe the truth is that God hasn’t abandoned us, but we have forsaken Him. Our feelings of abandonment might also stem from wrong ideas about God. Therefore, when we feel abandoned, we usually search for God more intently or sincerely. Rather than blaming God for not being there, why not exercise faith and ask Him to speak to us or when we don’t know what we want God to do for us; yield the outcome (and ourselves) to Him. “Your will be done” (Matthew 6:20) Abandonment sometimes leads to the death of our pleasure, our comfort, our ambitions, or even our immediate happiness. But God doesn’t leave us in a state of turmoil when we abandon ourselves to His will. When we relinquish the desires of our heart and submit to God’s will, we crucify our self-will to Christ and allow him to transform our lives. “I will say unto God my rock, why hast thou forgotten me? Why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy” (Psalm 42:9).” (c) Prayer Journey Bible, Destiny Image Publishers, 2011
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