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God Does Not Abandon His Children

God is wonderful, amazing and patient with us. He knows what we need, when we need it and how. He surely keeps his promises to those who believe Christ is his son, but even more so, he will bless those who need it the most in their time of need.

I had something happen to me this week that I will tell you because I think it is important that everyone knows that when God acts, he acts swiftly, with purpose and with compassion. He definitely does not abandon his children, and this is one of those occasions I felt closer to God. I knew he was there, and he was looking out for me, taking away any insecurity I had during those moments I was feeling alone.

I had attended an event last week with a group of friends that I was looking forward to all year. We had the opportunity to share in food, fun and festivities. The event featured a potluck meal and a flexible seating arrangement, which I thought was great. It certainly promoted mingling. When we arrived, we dispersed, found the food, plated everything and proceeded to find a table. Only, when we did find an empty table, it could fit six and no more. There were seven of us. I was the last man standing, so to speak. So there I was, plate in hand filled with food without a seat. That sudden feeling of abandonment gripped my tummy, and for a while, it would not let go.

I decided to look for another place to sit, even though all the other tables seemed full. As I walked through the crowd, praying to God for restoration, I eventually did find a seat along the sidelines. Individual chairs were available and I took one. And once I had settled in, one of my friends who had taken a seat with the others, left the group, came and sat with me. God knew what I needed.

Now, I am relating this story to tell you that God does not abandon his people. At times we may feel alone and seemingly without support, but God knows above all else, how to resolve our situation in order to make it work for good. I am remembering the Apostle Peter’s sermon on the day of Pentecost when he said:

“He foresaw and spoke about the resurrection of the Christ, that he was not abandoned to Hades, nor did his flesh see corruption.” (Acts 2:31)

If God could raise his son Jesus from the dead, imagine what more he could do when we face something infinitely smaller in scale and we call on his name.

God has proven time and again his mercy for us Christians will never fail (Psalms 28:6). His love for us abounds (Romans 8:38-39) and his grace upon our lives goes beyond this lifetime and into the next (Ephesians 2:8). We have his spirit to encourage us (John 14:16), we have his joy to carry us through trials (James 1:2-3), and we have peace to settle us when weariness hits our bones (Psalms 4:8). He is the great redeemer (Psalms 78:35) and counselor (Isaiah 9:6). He will always be there for us.

God will never abandon us.


Jack Flacco is an author and the founder of Looking to God Ministries, an organization dedicated to spreading the Word of God through outreach programs, literature and preaching.

21 thoughts on “God Does Not Abandon His Children

  1. Hey Jack, I am still Blogging about everything entertainment, but I still read your blog now and then, Last year I switched churches of the same faith, and it has been a transforming experience. I am very happy you are doing well and will continue to read your blog.

    1. Hi Mark, great hearing from you again. Good to know you’re attending a church that is bringing you closer to God. Transformation is always a good thing. Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment!

  2. Sometimes it’s hard to remember that He sees us in these personal moments and cares enough to meet those needs. Thanks for the honest reminder!

  3. Jack, thank you for sharing. This was exactly what l needed. It was so on point and so on time. You could not have said it any better. This has really ministered to my spirit; you really don’t know how much. I thank God for using you to pour into my life right where l felt empty and at a point in which l felt so alone. May God continue to bless you.

  4. Excellent post Jack. It’s confirmation of what I believe the Lord tells me all the time. I am to wait on him for the fellowship I seek with true believers in-person. I moved to my current residence out of obedience, not really knowing anyone in this area. Much work is to be done in the community and I know the Lord will send others to help in his perfect timing. It is difficult at times to have this feeling of isolation, but I know that will soon change. I praise the Lord for the virtual fellowships I do have with others. May the Lord continue to bless you and give you strength. James.

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