When life is heavy and hard to take, go off by yourself. Enter the silence. Bow in prayer. Don’t ask questions: Wait for hope to appear. Don’t run from trouble. Take it full-face. The “worst” is never the worst. Why? Because the Master won’t ever walk out and fail to return. If he works severely, he also works tenderly. His stockpiles of loyal love are immense. -Lamentations 3:28-32
The silence in the aftermath of sin is not evidence that you have been discarded by God, maybe by others, but not by Him. He will never leave you, He will never take His love from you. If you know this and believe this, then you can get through anything. ‘The ‘worst’ is never the worst, because He will never walk out and fail to return.’ If He turns His face from you, He will bring you back.
Love never dies. -1 Corinthians 13:8
You are not forgotten. Love has not walked away from you. Silence does not mean abandonment. He’s not like us, he keeps His promises and He doesn’t leave when it gets tough. If He picked you out for Himself before you breathed a single breath, do you think you could do something that would make Him change His mind? Love does not waver, Love does not die.
God has not rejected his people whom he foreknew. -Romans 11:2 ESV
What can you do that surprises a God who knows everything before it happens? If He knew about your sin before it happened and He took care of the penalty before you existed, then why are you so afraid? He’s not going to leave you. Even if His love for you could allow Him to walk away, He wouldn’t get far because every time He looked at His hands, He would see you.
I will not forget you. …I have engraved you on the palms of my hands. -Isaiah 49:15-16