One of the ways the devil tries to tear Christians apart is by trying to convince them that God has abandoned them. You may go through seasons of wondering if God is even real and you have no reality in prayer. You may feel like God has forsaken you. But take courage; God has not abandoned those who seek Him (Psalm 9:10).
Excerpt from the full sermon, “Standing in Evil Days“.
Understand this morning no matter what you’re going through, the fiery assault may be great hurt and difficulty in your marriage. I mean it literally sucks the breath out of you. It may be a wayward child. It may be something that you’ve incurred in a relationship. Perhaps you’ve been misrepresented. Or, maybe what they’ve said about you is absolutely true, but yet you cannot handle it. It is literally just stifling you. I don’t know where the fiery assault is coming from; what it consists of, but listen, if you know Christ, believe that Jesus is for you. God is for you. It is no waste of words; it is no casual exhortation when Paul says, “Stand strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.” Understand that God is for you. When I spoke at a Fellowship Conference, on one occasion a young man came to me. He told me immediately, he said, “I believe I’ve been abandoned by God.” He was a pitiful picture, ravaged by the enemy. He told me, he said, “I can’t really pray. I have no sense of God. There’s no confidence toward God.” And so finally, after listening to him for a few minutes, I said, “Young man, you’re here at the conference, aren’t you?” He said, “Yes.” I said, “You paid your registration to come, didn’t you?” “Yes.” That was an act of faith. “You drove over here five hours to attend this conference. Didn’t it cost you? Gasoline?” “Yes sir.” I said, “You’ve sat here, and I’ve watched you as I’ve preached. You’ve exercised rapt attention to the truth of God’s Word. That speaks. Do you realize that’s an act of faith?” “Yeah.” I said, “Do you understand what the psalmist said in Psalm 9:10? That they that seek the Lord have not been abandoned by the Lord? Your very presence makes a statement. God is for you.” His countenance lifts. Yes! He’s for me! He’s for me! You’ve got to understand, friend, that God is for you. This is how you’re strong in the Lord and the power of His might. He has not abandoned you.