They wandered from nation to nation, from one kingdom to another. Yet he did not let anyone oppress them. He warned kings on their behalf: “Do not touch my chosen people, and do not hurt my prophets.”
Psalm 105: 13-15 NLT
Think about this: the people, God's chosen people, wandered from place to place. They had nowhere to call home. That means they were homeless. But that does not mean they weren't loved or abandoned.
Far from it.
God was with them the whole time, protecting them from other people. God stood between them and what could have been a massacre. God did not allow any foreigner to harm them or the prophets.
Are you homeless? You could be literally homeless or metaphorically so. Perhaps you feel like you are drifting through life right now. That is one way to wander. You may be miffed with God for allowing you to feel this way or be this way.
But God has not abandoned you.
Can you see evidence that God has protected you? Do you know ways that God has shown God's love toward you? God has stood in the gap on your behalf, even while you drift.
God, thank you for not abandoning me. Thank you for your protection and love. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Copyright 2012 Amelia G. Sims