“Then Jesus said to the crowd, “Am I some dangerous revolutionary that you come with
swords and clubs to arrest me? Why didn’t you arrest me in the Temple? I was there
teaching every day.
But this is all happening to fulfill the words of the prophets as recorded in the Scriptures.”
At that point, all the disciples deserted him and fled.”
Matthew 26:56 NLT
“At that point, all the disciples deserted him and fled.”
Jesus’ closest friends abandoned him when He needed them the most. In His darkest hour
there was no man standing with Him. But His trust was not in man but in His Father.
And even though man let Him down and deserted him, His Father didn’t.
That is a truth we can hold on to when people let us down, because it will happen.
When people let us down, God will not fail us. He will never leave us or forsake us.
He won’t desert us.
And that is why we need to trust in the Lord completely.
Who is your faith in when things get difficult?
Are you trusting in people or in the Lord?
I am also reminded of Paul who had people abandon him as well,
“The first time I was brought before the judge, no one came with me.
Everyone abandoned me. May it not be counted against them.
But the Lord stood with me and gave me strength so that I might
preach the Good News in its entirety for all the Gentiles to hear.
And He rescued me from certain death.”
2 Timothy 4:16 NLT
Once again we see this amazing truth in action.
When Paul’s friends abandoned him the Lord remained by his side.
He delivered him from the enemy.
In a dark time of Paul’s life when it seemed like he was alone, he really wasn’t.
The Lord was with him.
So as I conclude I want to encourage you to trust in the Lord completely.
He will not fail or forsake you ever. He will remain faithful to you.
And remember that when people let you down, He won’t.
Bless you friends