Have you ever felt disowned by your loved ones?
Have you ever come to a point in life where you no longer know where you belong?
Forsaken By Parents:
I recently came across a friend who broken heartedly shared how her own mother treated her like a burden, hurting her with spiteful words, questioning her integrity!
She was so broken, she said with tears, how ‘she wished that her mother had aborted her in the womb so that she would have spared her from suffering her soul wrecking malicious words.’
I was astounded by her confession! She felt forsaken and cast off by her own mother; she felt disowned!
Hearing this, I was also reminded of the many mothers that come to me (a Doctor) seeking to kill (abort) their own child in the darkness of their womb before their little ones get to see the light of the day..
All at the same time, I was also reminded of this precious Bible verse that says,
“Can a woman forget her nursing child, And not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, Yet I will not forget you.
(Isaiah 49:15 )
Another friend shared how her mother told her oneday, “How I wish I could marry you off to some guy and get you off my neck”.. She felt humiliated and abandoned as she shared this; I led her to read Psalms:27:10 which says,
Although my father and my mother have abandoned me, Yet the Lord will take me up [adopt me as His child].
You might as well feel abandoned or forsaken today.. take heart! You are not alone.. You have a loving God who fathers you and remembers you even when your own mother forgets you!
Born With A Purpose:
You are not on this Earth by accident.. It wasn’t your parents who decided they wanted you.. you are here because God wanted you!
It wasn’t your parents who designed and fashioned you in the womb.. you are the way God designed you to be!
You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born.
You are a masterpiece of HIS wonderful craftsmanship!
For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
It was neither the human mind that spoke you into existence nor the Doctor’s efforts that saved your life while you were on your way out of the womb.. It was God who made you and brought you safe out of your mother’s womb!
But You are He who took Me out of the womb;
Upon You I have leaned from before my birth; You are He who took me from my mother’s womb.
You are the creator’s Masterpiece, fearfully and wonderfully made to fulfill the Master’s plan! You are here on purpose!
Cast On; Not Cast off :
Today, you might feel cast off by your own family and friends; But know this.. when you are cast off by the World, you are cast on to the Lord!
From birth I was cast on You;
from my mother’s womb
You have been my God.
So, my dear friend, I invite you to cast your burdens and cares on ‘The One’ who truly cares for you!
Cast your burden on the Lord, And He shall sustain you;
casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
I Peter 5:7
You Are Special:
Just imagine how special you must be that the creator has tattooed your face on the palm of HIS hands and has recorded each and every day of your life in HIS book!
Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands;
All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
And not just that..
HIS hands also carry the mark of true love – mark of the Nails that pierced HIS hands just for you!
HE let the hands that made the entire Universe to be crucified on the cross, just to embrace you.. because you are HIS universe!
You Are Known:
HE knows everything about you, HE knows how you feel; HE sees you as you are, and still loves you the same..
O Lord, You have examined my heart and know everything about me.
The Faithful Keeper:
The Lord is a faithful keeper who keeps you day and night; you might be alien to God and might not know HIM, but HE remains faithful even when we are faithless; All you have to do is choose HIM. HIS arms are wide open, waiting for you to come back to HIM today.. for HE can never disown you!
Behold, He who keeps Israel Shall neither slumber nor sleep.
if we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot disown Himself.
2 Timothy 2:13
The Safe Hiding Place:
You are my hiding place; You, Lord, protect me from trouble;
In the Bible, we read the Lord protecting Moses by keeping him in a cleft and covering him with HIS hand (Exodus:33:22) until HIS glory had passed by;
Similarly we read, the Israelites were protected from the Destroyer who passed by the streets of Egypt, within houses that were marked by the blood (Exodus:12:23).
I recently lost my grandmother who used to be my Best friend and my Hiding place; Whenever life knocks me down, I’d go and take refuge in her; I just love to run and ‘hide’ myself in her home until my troubles seem to pass away and I feel refreshed; When I lost her, it came upon me so suddenly, that I was crushed under the burden of this irreplaceable loss.. I felt like I’ve lost the one and only person in the World who truly understands me; Nothing could ever console my greiving heart as I lost my hiding place and my best friend all at the same time!
And in the shadow of Your wings I will make MY REFUGE,
Until these calamities
have passed by.
That is when, the Lord reminded me that I can always run to HIM, to hide and to take refuge in HIM as HIS rightful daughter👑, just as a little girl would run to her father when she’s scared!
..thus says the Lord, who
And He who
“Fear not, for I have
by your name;
YOU ARE MINE.
The One who formed you has also redeemed (rescued) you (from sins and bondage); HE has paid the highest ransom ever paid (HIS BLOOD) on the cross for your sins, just to own you and to call you HIS OWN!
You are not just owned.. You are owned by HIS blood! So,
“Own THE ONE who CREATED YOU.. Own THE ONE who FORMED YOU.. Own THE ONE on whom you were CAST ON..
Own THE ONE who CARES FOR YOU..
Own THE ONE who is FAITHFUL..
Own THE ONE who KEEPS YOU..
Own THE ONE who is your HIDING PLACE..
Own THE ONE who is your REFUGE..
Own THE ONE who OWNS YOU!”