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Take Up Your Cross March 12th 2015

God will never forsake His own spiritual family.

But Zion said, The LORD hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath forgotten me. Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me. Thy children shall make haste; thy destroyers and they that made thee waste shall go forth of thee. (Isaiah 49:14-17 KJV)

It is easy when facing tribulation and difficulties to consider that God has forgotten you or left you hanging out to dry in the middle of a hot spiritual desert. We have all faced tough times when we could not discern God’s hand working in our life; but He does always dwell beside us in the midst of any situation.  Many Jews in Israel in this period of history thought because they faced the presence of many trials and persecution that God had dropped them like a hot potato; leaving them to fend for themselves in very trying times.

God views the purpose of trials and tribulation in our life differently than we may understand.  He sees testing and trying in life as opportunities for proving and maturing us; not provoking, overpowering, or knocking us to the ground in defeat.  Leaving man knocked down, defeated, or left behind in any circumstance is not how God cares for His own spiritual family.

These verses mention the griping love of a mom for her child.  A mom naturally has love and compassion for her children.  God promises never to reject us or cast us away because of His great unconditional love for us; which is greater than any other love.  When a gap exists in our spiritual relationship with God it is man who has moved away from God.

God promises we shall never perish or be fall out of His care:

And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. (John 10:28 KJV)

takeupyourcrossredocmclearKnowing that He will always hold us in His hands is an assurance we can count on now and for all eternity.

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