Robert Belanger (13 Nov 2010)
"Re: Robin MacAhan - To Those Here Who Feel God Has Abandoned Them"

Dear Robin,
 
First, I thank you for taking the time and providing the effort to create and send your inspiring message to anyone experiencing the feeling of abandonment that you felt through the many years of your early life. I am so glad to hear that you are now doing so much better and that life is good for you. Your testimony is valuable and important to everyone who reads it and gets to know your experience, God bless you for sending it out!
 
Do you think God had you go through those terrible experiences for a reason? Not, of course, to simply torture you for his enjoyment, for we know he is not a cruel God but the only Being whose very nature is love. He cannot abandon us, anymore than any dedicated mother can abandon any of her children. Not, unfortunately like some of the mothers that you were exposed to who had serious and unresolved problems in their lives and need God's help perhaps even more than you did.
 
Of course, one reason he allowed this to happen to you was for the testimony you are providing here and elsewhere that will help others look up and realize that God does truly love them and CANNOT abandon them ever. You are and will continue to be a living example of how God's love and caring nature will in the end bless everyone who trusts in him for their help, both salvation and sanctification. Keep up your valuable effort in spreading the word in this many times evil world, Robin, for many need to hear from you!
 
God may have other reasons for your bad experiences that you and we may not know of or understand until we see him in heaven. But you are beginning to understand I think from reading your message that God is a loving and kind being who does not delight in seeing any of his children suffer. Many have had experiences similar to yours, but less severe perhaps, and have seen how everything comes out right in the end. Actually, the Bible says "But without faith it is impossible to please him; for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him." (Heb 11:6)
 
I assume, of course, that you have accepted Jesus as Lord and Saviour. If you have not, I pray you will be moved by God's spirit to do so. You have much to be thankful for and do well to express your thanksgiving publicly that others might be encouraged. Keep up your good works for the Lord and remind others that it was your unrelenting faith that at last proved effective in bringing you to your springtime of life.
 
God bless and keep you, Robin, always in his loving care.
 
YBIC
 
Robert