Sunday Considerations: Betrayed and Disappointed Confidence

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One you thought a friend, tender and true, has deserted you; a judgment upon whose guidance you leaned has misled you; a source upon whose supplies you depended has failed you; a confidence in which you too implicitly reposed has betrayed you; and thus you are learning the lesson Jesus learned when, “all His disciples forsook Him, and fled.”

Cheer up, my soul! there is One who has promised never to leave you. When father and mother, husband and wife, lover and friend, forsake you, the Lord will take you up. He who was deserted by friends and followers, will cling to you in prosperity and in adversity, in weal and in woe, with unfaltering fidelity and unchanging love; and though all forsake you, yet will He not in life, in death, and through eternity. How great and precious the divine promise–“They may forget, yet I will not.” “Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and forever.” Precious Jesus! though all forsake me, as all forsook You; yet YOU will never leave me, nor forsake me!1

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  1. Octavius Winslow. CONSIDER JESUS: Thoughts for Daily Duty, Service, and Suffering (Kindle Locations 508-515). Monergism Books.
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1 Jeff February 18, 2012 at 1:55 pm

How well I know how it is to be the forsakER. How often I’ve let others down (especially God), though they had been good to me. So when I realize that the Lord is so faithful to me, I realize how blessed I am, and pray that I might be thankful enough for what He’s been to me that I might live better for others.

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