Have you ever felt that God is not there?l Or maybe you’re feeling like that right now! If you are, don’t give up!
“Later she gave birth to a son, and Moses named him Gershom, for he explained, “I have been a foreigner in a foreign land.”
Exodus 2:22 NLT
To escape punishment for killing an Egyptian, Moses ran away to the land of Midian. He became a stranger in a foreign land, separated from his home and family. Many years went by before Moses was once again ready to serve God. But he trusted God instead of fearing the king. We often feel abandoned or isolated because of things we have done. But when we are fearful or feeling separated, we should not give up. Moses didn’t. He trusted God to deliver him in spite of his dark past and his seemingly bleak future.
“So Satan left the LORD’s presence, and he struck Job with terrible boils from head to foot.”
Job 2:7 NLT
Suffering does not mean God has abandoned you. At times believers may actually suffer more than unbelievers because those who follow God sometimes become Satan’s special targets. Believers, therefore, may have to endure hardship, persecution, or testing. This was the case with Job. We must be prepared for Satan’s attacks. When we suffer, we must not conclude that God has abandoned us. He did not abandon Job. Consistent faith is the way to defeat Satan.
I’ll leave you with the words of God through the prophet Isaiah…..
“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.”
Isaiah 41:10 NLT