Monday, February 8, 2010

Out On A Limb
















"You've always been right there for me; don't turn your back on me now. Don't throw me out, don't abandon me; you've always kept the door open. My father and mother walked out and left me, but GOD took me in." Psalm 27:9-10 The Message

Do you feel out on a limb and alone?

Do you feel abandoned?

There have been times in my life when I have felt abandoned. During those times, GOD took me in. He was always there for me. He never turned HIS back on me. I am here today, because HE loved me when it felt as though no one else did.

A heart forever changed,

Andrea

51 comments:

Denise said...

Praising God with you sis, He never leaves us, never. I love you.

Lesa said...

What a beautiful praise.
Hugs to you my friend,
Lesa

He & Me + 3 said...

Yes Andrea I have felt that way but I remember the verse that He will never leave us nor forsake us. He is with us always. Praise Him for that.
Hugs,
Mimi

Edie said...

Wonderful encouragement Andrea! He is here, with me and for me.

Tracy said...

I've known what it's like to be all alone and I, too, am so grateful that God is faithful. Even when I've not been faithful to Him, He has been faithful.

Christine said...

No mom and no dad, but I don't feel alone! God is with me at all times.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Amen Andrea. He is there with us always.
Blessings,
Marcia

Debra@Common Ground said...

I really love your Message Bible translations, AND you wonderful photos of God's Nature, (I love squirrels!)
Debra

Alleluiabelle said...

Dearest Andrea,

It's comforting to know that He is always with us...never ever leaving us alone. Oh how I love Him so.

Big Hugs,
Alleluiabelle

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Alleluiabelle said...

I double posted the same comment, thus the reason for deleting.

I really need to go to bed, can't you tell?

Love you,
Alleluiabelle

Carol said...

Yes I have felt that way before, but thankfully not now. He is always there with us, walking beside us, and never forsaking us. How can't we praise a God like that?

Beautiful post, Andrea.

Hugs,
Carol

Madison said...

Those times, when it's just you and God, can be awful and wonderful at the same time.

Just Be Real said...

Comforting words that I cherish to hear now! Blessings.

Sassy Granny ... said...

I thank God for the seasons in my life that seemed a barren wasteland at the time. In retrospect (20/20 hindsight), I can see they were the fertile soil He used for great dependence upon Him.

Blessings,
Kathleen

Jo said...

Dearest Andrea, so many people will resonate with that scripture and todays message.

You and your blog are an example of good works, bringing peace of mind to the disheartened.

Peace and serenity to you, sweet lady!
~Jo

~*Michelle*~ said...

I thank Him everyday for this:

"He never turned HIS back on me. I am here today, because HE loved me when it felt as though no one else did."

yea and Amen~!

Loren said...

Yes I have felt abandoned and alone....too many times to count BUT as the years go by and my relationship grows in HIM I can see clearly that HE was and IS with me at ALL TIMES! I praise HIM and am humbled by that each and every day and in every circumstance!

Love you Andrea

Lynnette Kraft said...

What a beautiful truth - God never forsakes us! Makes me think of the verse: "He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep."

God is the only truly faithful one, isn't he?

I enjoyed my visit today Andrea! Have a beautiful day.
Love,
Lynnette :)

Cathy Davis said...

Psalm 27 is "mine". I read it and I see "wait" but seeing this part, I'm taken back to the message He seems to be repeating over and over and that's "I love you"!

Thank you for the reminder and THANK YOU for being such a sweet and faithful commenter.

Lori Stanley Roeleveld said...

You know it, Andrea! I've been out there and He's always there with me!

Marsha said...

Thank you, Andrea for these words of encouragement. Yes, there are times I feel out on a limb alone. So thankful He is there.

Wylie @ Shout A Joyful Noise! said...

A heart forever changed! Hallelujah!
Wylie

Jenny said...

Amen, wonderful post.

Nancy said...

What a touching word. Again, your choices hit right when I need to hear them. You are doing something very right, Andrea. Thanks for sensing His timing.

Warren Baldwin said...

NOthing like personal testimony to put flesh on the great promises of God. Thanks for sharing.

Mari said...

Isn't it a great promise? God will never leave us or forsake us, or leave us "out on a limb"!

Faith Imagined said...

I love this Psalm! A wonderful promise!

Rebecca said...

The picture is perfect to call to mind this great truth about God!

Auntie Cake said...

What a great reminder that God will never leave us.
Kate

SnoWhite said...

Amen!

thank you fro that encouragement.

And, thanks for the birthday wishes :)

karen hopkins said...

I am so thankful that our Abba never leaves us to bear a heavy load.. He is always here for us, isn't that such a comforting thought? We always can trust Him.. He never lets us down, ever, sister... Praise God !!
You are so faithful in encouraging me, and others.. I know I am very blessed to call you friend!!
karen

Gaia said...

Yes Andrea, he has always been with me, yet I feel abandoned cos we are living in this world filled with kin folk and yet we are worlds apart. In the end, there is only God. Blessings.

Katia said...

Dear Andrea,

Beautiful and amen.
blessings,
Katia

Catherine Anne said...

I love this as I do all your post. I have missed stopping in. Each time I came to your blog my computer would then bring up one after another. Its better now. I dont know what it was. Well its great to be back her visiting. :) Blessing Catherine

christy rose said...

Great post Andrea! He definitely can make us changed in our hearts for the better as we come to know that we are never alone even if we feel like it sometimes.

Lynn said...

Andrea, this is another beautiful post! It is always such a comfort knowing that our Loving God is always with us, anytime, and anywhere..

I appreciate your kind comments you leave on my blog! Thank you so much for coming and visiting me and for your prayers..

Blessings,
~Lynn

sarah said...

these words really hit me béc Iève lived them. Thank you so much for once again...hitting the mark. You are the total best. Hope you know that. And if you ever ever ever need anything.....hope you know...I would do anything for you. Sarah

Jennifer @ Getting Down With Jesus said...

I'm praising God with you, that we belong to a God who does not abandon nor forsake us.

Five Moms & A Blog said...

I am so glad to know that He won't ever leave me. He is always so faithful and I can't imagine living my life without having the hope that comes from Him!

Have you tried reading my blog in another browser? Even I can't read it in Internet Explorer. I have to use Mozilla (Firefox). I hope that'll work for you!

~ Nan

Living Water said...

When we feel He is nowhere, it is then that He is now here!

God bless you, sister!

Graceful said...

Andrea,
I just have to tell you...you are a wonderful, dedicated commenter! Thank you for being so supportive always!
Michelle

Kristie said...

Very encouraging post! Thank you! :-)

SQUELLY said...

A lovely,encouraging post! Thank you for all the lovely comments you have left on my blog. They always give me such a lift

God bless!

quietspirit said...

Andrea:
Since God is always there for me, I have a greater degree of confidence than I had when I was younger. That confidence is in Him.

Just Breathe said...

Yes, I have had those times but found out later that He was always there at my side.

Pet said...

Thank you for this.

blueviolet said...

It's so comforting to know that God is always there.

chubskulit said...

I can attest to that, He is always there when I need Him the most!

Barbara said...

Wonderful post....He is so faithful to us!

Leslie said...

Thank you for this! I am making my way back to Him, and I know He is waiting with open arms. Love you!