Have you ever felt forsaken or forgotten by God? What do you do when tragedy hits, and life changes forever?
In this episode, I am sharing the story of the day my life changed forever. Today marks 25 years since that tragedy, and even though I’ve previously shard the story on my blog, I wanted to share it with you here on the podcast.
While this is not a typical episode related to leadership as a Christian woman, my prayer is that it’s an encouragement to you or someone you know.
If you wish to read this story rather than listen, you can do so here:
But if you listen to this episode, you’ll hear an expanded version of the story, as well as some of my thoughts on dealing with the question of why.
“As he went along, he saw a blind man from birth. His disciples asked him, ‘Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?’ ‘Neither this man nor his parents sinned’, said Jesus, ‘but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life.'”
“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, from the words of my groaning? Yet you are holy, enthroned in the praises of Israel. In you our fathers trusted, they trusted, and you delivered them. To you they cried and were rescued, in you they trusted and were not put to shame.”
“And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, ‘Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?’ that is, ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’”
“Jesus called out with a loud voice, 'Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.' When he had said this, he breathed his last."
If my story has impacted you in some way, and you know someone else who might need to hear it, I would love if you would share it with a friend. Just shoot them a text, an email, or a message and give them the link to this episode.
And if you yourself are going through a hard time, feel free to DM me on Instagram, post in our private Facebook Group, or send me an email [podcast @ estherlittlefield.com] and let me know how we can be praying for you.
Key Quotes from the episode:
“We all have a story to tell. We all experience tragedy, pain, and heartbreak in our lives.”
“It’s perfectly okay to ask God WHY in the face of tragedy.”
“If we could get all the answers to our questions, we wouldn’t need faith.”
“Even when you feel forsaken, God has not forgotten you. And He is faithful.”
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