is one of the worst

ways to feel






And we are tempted

to believe God would do that

to us


because people do


But His timeless words

speak assurance

into our wounded souls


“I will never leave you”




“I will never forsake you”




And enveloped in that

constant care,

that unending Divine presence,

the question really becomes,


“Have I abandoned Him?”


– Susie Stewart


Those who know Your name trust in You,
for You, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.

– Psalm 9:10 (NIV)


…For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.

– Deuteronomy 31:6 (NLT)


Is it possible for a mother, however disappointed,
however hurt, to forget her nursing child?
Can she feel nothing for the baby she carried and birthed?
Even if she could, I, God, will never forget you.
Look here. I have made you a part of Me, written you on the palms of My hands…

– Isaiah 49:15,16 (VOICE)


Never will I leave you;
never will I forsake you.

– Hebrews 13:5 (NIV)


Be careful that you do not forget the Lord your God…

– Deuteronomy 8:11 (NIV)


Photo by Susie Stewart



You were forsaken

by the people you came to save


Condemned to die

as an innocent man


As God


And You willingly,

through tears and anguish,

torture and mockery


took my sentence


You were forsaken

by the Father You love


Your heart



He had to turn His back to You


For You were dark

with my sin


You were forsaken

by everyone


And I can’t begin to know

how that must have felt


For that act

brought me love

and acceptance


Thank you, my  beautiful Savior,

for being forsaken

for me

– Susie Stewart


From noon until three in the afternoon darkness came over all the land.  About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”).

When some of those standing there heard this, they said, “He’s calling Elijah.”

Immediately one of them ran and got a sponge. He filled it with wine vinegar, put it on a staff, and offered it to Jesus to drink.  The rest said, “Now leave Him alone. Let’s see if Elijah comes to save Him.”

And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, He gave up His spirit.

At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split and the tombs broke open. The bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life.  They came out of the tombs after Jesus’ resurrection and went into the holy city and appeared to many people.

When the centurion and those with Him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and all that had happened, they were terrified, and exclaimed, “Surely He was the Son of God!”

– Matthew 27:45-54 (NIV)


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