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Never an Orphan

When I was 12 years old, my parents divorced.  My sister and I thought this was the end…we were going to be orphans, as it seemed neither parent really wanted us.  Our mom threatened to leave us on our dad’s doorstep all night until he got home from work that next day.  Our dad cursed our mom continually and told us how bad of a mother she really was.  Neither took a moment to listen to themselves, nor consider that my sister and I were standing right there listening to the whole thing.

 Our plan…run away to Canada, rather, ride our bikes to Canada.  In a foreign land, surely they would not be able to find us, nor request us back, not that they really would have anyway.  We decided we were all alone and were going to be “self-proclaimed” orphans.  Very long story short, 33 years later, I have my own family and my own daughter who is more precious to me than I can put into words.  She is my being.  I cannot imagine a world without her.  In fact, my mom helped raise her the first 7 years of her life.  Like I said, a very short story from such a long past.

I sometimes go back to the times when my mom “didn’t want me” to realize that no matter how alone I felt, God was always there with me.  Carrying me…pulling me…pushing me…whatever it took to lead me down the right path.  Sometimes I have been so mad at God for things past, that I lost sight of how well He actually took care of me during those dark times in my life.

God truly did come to me, rescued me, and continues to love me.

Have you ever felt alone?  Do you feel alone now?  God is there, waiting for you to reach out your hand.  He will pick you up and carry you as long as you need.

Written by Allison Levy

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