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abandon: on surrendering our lives to God

March 15, 2017

An especially poignant and personal reflection from my dear Sister, Joy… thank you for sharing ❤❤

Poetry Joy

Being abandoned, even temporarily, feels devastating. Nothing else quite strikes at the core of who we think we are and what our perceived worth and value might be in another’s eyes.

Many of us feel the sting of shame at being rejected or abandoned by our birth parents, whether at birth , later on by the way we are treated, or as casualties of our parents’ splitting up.

Such things leave scars which can mar us for life, if we let them. I only began to fathom what unconditional, fully accepting, lavish love looked like when I came to faith in Christ in my late teens.

I still marvel over our Heavenly Father adopting me into His family, viewing me as His oh so precious, beloved child. And I am not alone in this, because that’s how He sees you too, my friend, and longs to be in a close…

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  1. Bless you, Brother Michael, you are such a generous supporter of other writers! Thank you for sharing my post with your readers. 🙂 x

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