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Isaiah 49:14 NIV: But Zion said, “The Lord has forsaken me, the Lord has forgotten me.“

GIGS Journal Entry: Have you ever been in a place where you truly didn’t know how you could get out of there?

I have been lost taking a walk in the woods. Also, I been lost when driving and suddenly had no phone service, my GPS. I was alone and physically lost. Panic set in. My thoughts became my worst enemy. I needed to stop my panic and calm down. Think. As Winnie the Pooh says, “Think, think, think.” I realized I needed to ask for help and I was truly not alone. God was with me, and I said a quick prayer. Now thinking clearly, I remembered the lesson taught to me when I was young. “If you are ever lost in a corn field, walk straight down the row, you will get to the end. Don’t cross the rows, just walk straight.” So I walked as straight as I could in the woods and soon found a clearing. In my car, I picked the road that looked straight and drove until my phone was reconnected. I was no longer lost and it started by remembering that God is always with me.

I have also been emotionally lost. So sad, alone and feeling unwanted. Even sitting in a room full of people, I felt alone and surrounded with darkness. Just like panic set in when I was physically lost, a feeling of worthlessness overtook me. My thoughts were my worst enemy and I needed to stop

spiraling. “Think, think, think.” Once again, I realized that God was still with me and the answer was clear. I needed to ask for help. First with a prayer and then with one person. To find my way out of the emotional darkness I had to reach out. Share my thoughts with someone, so I would not be alone. In the room full of people, I had to open up my heart.

Prayer: Help me Lord to always remember that I am not forsaken or forgotten. I just need to reach out my hand and grab a hold of your love.

Reflection: Remember, you are not forsaken or forgotten. If you are lost, reach out to God and then to someone else.


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