My Refuge and My Strength

Recently, someone close to me, someone that I love and thought I could trust, turned her back on me. She gave me no explanation, she gave me no warning, she simply packed up her belongings and left. She won’t talk to me, she won’t answer my messages, so I’m left with nothing but unanswered questions.

It’s been a rough week.

I’ve run through my emotions like water, and am still nowhere near the end. I’m heartbroken and confused and hurt. I think the hardest part of this all is the simple fact that I was given no opportunity to talk to her about anything, let alone given the chance to say goodbye.

That’s why I am so very glad that I am not alone.  The Bible says in Psalm 120:1, “I call on the Lord in my distress, and he answers me.”

As confusing and stressful as this is I can go to God and He will never leave me, never forsake me (Deut. 31:8). He will always be there for me, He is my shoulder to cry on, He is the arms that hold me when I am weak. (Ps 55:22). He is my refuge in times of trouble (Ps 118:14).

The Bible says in Isaiah 41:10, “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

With time, my heart will heal. I may never have the answers, but I can rest in the certainty that God does.  And God’s got my heart in His hands. And if you’re going through something similar, please know, that God’s got your back too.

Blessings, Kathy W

4 thoughts on “My Refuge and My Strength”

  1. Rejection is so hard to deal with because it seems so personal, but sometimes it really has nothing to do with us and everything to do with the other person.

    I’m so sorry you’re going through such heartbreak. May God comfort you and give you the answers you long for.

    I will be praying for you, dear Sister.

  2. I’ve dealt with this issue with a family member. I hate being in the “desert.” It’s so heartbreaking. A little time and space did help, but then I persistently pursued reconciliation. This resulted in a list of all the “wrongs” I’d committed and all the “boundaries” I must follow. As difficult as it was to embrace all this, and be the one to apologize, (and not want to send my own set of rules, back!!), it has helped to mend things. Not saying any of this is true in your situation, just saying I understand the confusion, pain, and loss. Hopefully there will be forgiveness and resolution in the future.

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