RUSS HOBBS MINISTRIES
You say you feel a sense of anger and deep pain rippling through you! How could anyone leave you so brutally bashed and destroyed?
How could someone take your love and trust, and throw it to the wind as if it didn’t even matter – as if YOU didn’t matter?
If you’ve experienced abandonment in your life before you will know how far the wounds can burrow into your very soul.
Today you may be feeling like you’re absolutely a zero, unloved and uncared for by anyone else on this planet!
When we experience a severe form of abandonment or neglect,the shock from that experience tends to stay with us for the rest of our lives. But these shocking experiences continue to dwell within us only if we fail to explore them. These experiences when left unexamined for too long become our core wounds or the deepest fundamental beliefs that we have about ourselves on an unconscious level.
We have found ourselves in a period of time which I like to call the Individualist Era. As our ability to communicate empathetically and meaningfully with others breaks down as a result of our “ME FIRST!” corporate and materialist culture, we find that our families, friendships and relationships are as unstable as ever. Therefore, more and more of us are experiencing the isolation of being abandoned, cheated and forgotten.
What can we do to explore and heal these core wounds? How can we tear down the brick walls that shelter the tattered remnants of our hearts? And finally, how can we become stronger, more whole people again? Most people don’t LIKE, respect, or even value themselves.
There is a huge proper self-respect and love deficit in our society which is reflected in every layer of our lives. As a result, those who struggle with loving themselves tend to sabotage their relationships with others. How can a person who doesn’t know how to love themselves show love towards others? It doesn’t happen. The more you victimize yourself and romanticize your pain, the more you will stay stuck in cycles of misery and resentment.
It’s tempting to use our stories of abandonment and mistreatment to make us secretly feel righteous and special, but the truth is that this does more harm than good.
Just as everything in life goes through varies stages of maturation, so too does each one of us. What does any of this have to do with feeling unwanted and abandoned? Let’s take a look at that! If today, you are feeling lonely, put down, abandoned and physically, mentally and emotionally abused, find a quiet place and meditate on these scriptural thoughts!
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.
For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the Lord will take me in.
Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you. Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are continually before me.
For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”
Look to the right and see: there is none who takes notice of me; no refuge remains to me; no one cares for my soul. I cry to you, O Lord; I say, “You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living.”
It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
2 Chronicles 7:14
If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay.
A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
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