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  • Writer's pictureBeryl Williams

Not Forsaken

"When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take care of me." Psalm 27:10 New King James Version

The definition of forsaken is “abandoned or deserted.” When we were abused, our abuser abandoned their role of protector, provider and encourager. How appropriate are these words for those of us that were “forsaken”. I realize that you may still be in the place of feeling that the Lord abandoned you as well. I too spent many years believing the same thing.

But I am here to share the hope that is in my story. As I began to open my heart to the Lord, asking Him to reveal His hand in my life, I found there were many instances that He was in fact there, though I didn’t recognize it at the time. And as He showed me truths about my childhood, it began the healing process in my heart.

I believe that letting the Bible be our anchor is crucial in the journey to healing. Because situations can appear to be one way, but if we shine the light of the Word on them, it can completely turn them around in our hearts. The truth is that His Word doesn’t lie and it specifically states that He IS with us when our parents fail. So even if you are in a place of disbelief, immerse yourself in truths of God’s word such as these and the Lord will begin healing your broken heart.

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