“They abandoned the Lord.” 2 Chronicles 7:22

I think these the saddest, most frightening words in scripture.

I remember the days before the Lord saved my hopeless, helpless self. My life like a roller coaster—thinking highs and lows were all there was to live for, terrified of what waited at the end of the ride. But I could never have articulated this then. Only by His coming and pulling me out of my own chaos was I able to see how lost I was.

All I really want to say today is…never let these words be true of you. If you’ve never cried to Jesus, cry His name today. If you’ve cried and later abandoned the Lord, return. It’s not true that Jesus doesn’t love you. And if you are enduring this heartless world by grace, let grace be enough.

“Many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.” (Matthew 24:12-13)

Published by JoAnn

Words are my thing. The Word is my world.

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