From Abandoned to Accepted

My oldest daughter was 9 when her father abandoned us. For many people, being abandoned by their father has a tendency to drive them away from faith in God.

My daughter had already believed on Jesus in a little-child sort of way. Her faith could have been shattered.

I’ll let you her tell you in her own words how the abandonment of her father ended up helping her believe in Jesus instead!

“I am thankful for my salvation! Specifically I am thankful for Hebrews 13:5 …’be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee’

“When I was 12 and heard how I could be content just because Jesus would never leave or desert me, my heart stopped worrying!

“I stopped trying to be good enough for Him to accept me.

“I stopped worrying about the future.

“I repented of my sins! I gave my life to Jesus!

“I’ve never regretted that choice!

“He’s never left me alone! His love and faithfulness have always been near, real and true!

“Life’s not easy but trusting in Him has made me content and my life is full of blessings!

“Do you know Him? Or do you just know about Him?”

If your father has abandoned you or mistreated you or abused you or neglected you, be assured that God is NOT like your father. He is everything good that you wish your father had been for you and He has none of the bad characteristics that you saw in your father.

If you don’t believe me, I’d l like to challenge you to get a Bible and start reading it through, paying special attention to every passage about God communicating with His people. He does judge the sins of the unrepentant, but what He truly longs for is to have a loving relationship with you and me and ALL who will come to Him in faith with a humble heart.

God loves YOU!

He’s the best Farther in the whole world!    

I’ve also written on this subject at The Best Father in the World.

 

 

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27 thoughts on “From Abandoned to Accepted

    1. No problem, brother! I’m so glad this post has blessed you. When God says He will never leave us nor forsake us, we can count on Him to keep His Word! We found Him to be faithful to His Word!
      Yes, praise God that He took such good care of us!
      Blessings to you as well!

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  1. That must have been so devastating for you and your children, Ruth. I’m so thankful God gave your daughter grace to cling more to Him. Thank you to your daughter for this important, encouraging message. Yes, God is the Best Father! It took me a long time to open my heart to Him as a loving Father, but He is so patient with me. Love and hugs to you both!

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    1. Yes, Trudy, it truly was devastating.
      But our God was with us in the “Red Sea” crossing and in the wilderness that followed. He showed Himself faithful in so many ways! Praise Jesus!
      I’ll pass on your thanks to my daughter.
      It took me a long time to get a grip on the concept of God as my loving Father, as well. Yes, praise His name for His patience and grace!
      Love and hugs to you, too!

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  2. Oh this is so beautiful Ruth! Thank your daughter for opening her heart and sharing it here with us. I am so blessed by the ways that God was with you and your family through such devastating times. Only God could bring good from what was such a hard place. May He continue to bless you and your daughter as you share about His Grace in your lives!

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  3. Love this!!! Thanks so much for sharing..might have to share this with my youth group kids (as some have experienced the same) if you don’t mind.?
    Love your daughter’s heart.. I know, without doubt, she’s learned from you:)

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  4. I had no idea you faced such a devastating experience, Ruth! I’m so sorry that you and your daughter have had to deal with the pain of that rejection. But I’m so glad that your daughter embraces her true and faithful Father! What an inspiring testimony, my friend! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Yes, Beth. It’s hard to know how much of a negative past to include in blogs and conversations. I don’t want to drag people down, but rather, lift them up.
      Yes, I’m extremely happy that she was able to overcome this hurdle and put her trust in the only Wise Father who will never fail her nor forsake her!
      Thank you for reading and for your encouraging comment!
      Blessings, sister!

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  5. It is such a painful experience to have people whom we care abandon us . I know the feeling of rejection and abandonment too well. But the very fact that our Heavenly Savior doesn’t ever leave us is what is most strengthening .

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    1. Yes, that’s so true, Diana!
      On the one hand I’m sorry that you had to experience that fiery trial; it is so devastating. But on the other hand I’m glad that you have found, like my daughter and I have, that our God is faithful. Yes, He is our strength, both our reason and our ability to go on.

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