5.5" x 8.5" (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on White paper
BISAC: Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Religious
I felt abandoned: but by whom? I had expectations: but of what? From God mostly. And when they weren’t met, it couldn’t be that I thought wrong. It must be God. My bed of roses was full of unexpected thorns. I thought, ‘God doesn’t allow thorns so He must have just abandoned me.’ I forgot about Jesus and His crown full of them.
Refusing to submit to God because I didn’t like His methods. I went around the same mountain in my mind over and over. Living a perpetual pity-party. Blaming everyone but myself. Constant pain and trials. I didn’t know that His ways are not ours (like Isaiah 55:8). I did not know He sees the end from the beginning (Is. 46:10). I didn’t know that He has a plan for the future (Jer. 29:11). I didn’t believe that He knows how to get you where you need to go.
"Abandoned" leaves a semblance of choice in the reader's mind. One might pick it up to find company for their misery. They will find what they are looking for and much more.