Do you feel abandoned, forsaken, and forgotten? Does it seem like your future is shattered and you see nothing ahead but struggle? The devil will try to make life so hard at times and such a struggle to try to destroy a person’s expectation of good things ever happening. If that is not bad enough sometimes you may even hear that the people who have forsaken you claim it is God behind it, that God’s blessing them, God’s leading them to move on, or that He is promoting them? They can claim they are free in the Lord and have no responsibility to the relationships they leave behind.
You have to know that when God blesses, leads, and promotes He doesn’t do things that violate His Word or hurt the ones left behind. He is big enough and good enough to bless everyone. That is often just “spin” to cover their bad behavior. The Word of God which discerns the thoughts and intents of the heart in 1 Peter 2:16 says “… using liberty as a cloak of maliciousness…” or using a claim of liberty to hide bad behavior.
You may have been forsaken and forgotten by people but you can still experience favor from God. Joseph was thrown in a pit by his brothers, forsaken and forgotten. They left him for in a pit. Once he was rescued from the pit, he ended up in prison through lies of another. When life is the pits or circumstances seem to have us confined, like Joseph in the pit and prison (Genesis 37:23, 24; 39:4, 21), don’t forget you have favor with God and His favor will promote you. Genesis 39:21says, “The Lord was with Joseph and showed him mercy and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison.”
Don’t allow what you go through to change your good character qualities to something bad. Joseph didn’t allow the evil done to him to become a stumbling block but rather allowed it to become a steppingstone to something better and promotion. Stay true to growing in Christ-like character and godliness. God can still manifest His gracious kindness, generosity, and goodwill in your life. God’s favor in your life, because you are the righteous, can bring you into favor in the eyes of men. “For thou, Lord, wilt bless the righteous; with favor wilt thou compass him as with a shield Psalm 5:12.” The people, the pit, nor the prison can stop God favoring you.