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Purpose, Love, and Abandonment – Part 2 of 2

This is the second (and last!) post for today.

This morning I opened my Bible at Psalms 138 and 139. The other post was based on part of Psalm 139, so this post is based on part of Psalm 138.

Verse 8 caught my attention. It says, ‘The LORD will fulfil his purpose for me; your love, O LORD, endures forever – do not abandon the works of your hands.’ 

Those who know me well, know that I struggle with: love (particularly feeling unlovable), finding my purpose, and that I fear abandonment. I currently experience a complex mixture of psychological issues, of which this is just part, although I’m already on the path of recovery.

Therefore, one might presume that this verse triggered some rather unwelcome emotions in me. I’m even surprised that they didn’t!

I actually felt comforted by this verse. It provided me with hope. Hope that the LORD knows my purpose because He created me with a purpose and will bring me step-by-step to it, in order that it be fulfilled. Hope that His love for me (and you) is both unconditional and lasts (endures) forever. Hope that He won’t abandon me by giving up with me and stop working in and through me. Reading that in black and white provided a lot of comfort and hope and a good layer of foundation for my recovery. It debunks three of my struggles. That’s powerful. Hopefully, I can cling onto it as I go forward.

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