The Orphan in Me


The Orphan in Me

40 Gifts of Lent | Gift 16
Reflections on John 10 – 14

“I will not leave you orphaned. I’m coming back.” John 14:18

There are moments and days when I begin to think, feel, and live as an orphan…as though I don’t have a Heavenly Father that loves me deeply and is involved in every detail of my life. I’m impatient, grumpy, defensive and selfish. “I wish there were shortcuts to wisdom and self-knowledge: cuter abysses or three-day spa wilderness experiences. Sadly, it doesn’t work out that way.”  [1] I repent, I smell as a dirty orphan this morning.  I wish there was a quick fix or pressing the “easy button” would snap me out of this. “There is no such shortcut, only a repentant faith, which is better by far.” [2]

[1] Ann Lamont, Stitches | [2] Scotty Smith, Everyday Prayers


About 40 Gifts of Lent 

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6 thoughts on “The Orphan in Me

  1. Oh yes, I think I see myself as an orphan more often than not. I am so thankful for His love, which never leaves me, and that He’s adopted me as His beloved daughter.

  2. Even though I had parents my whole life before they died, for many years the parenting was frightening. Well, recently a couple pastors, dealing with certain emotional/mental illnesses/situations said I was dealing with the Orphan Spirit. I’d never thought of that. In the last couple months, since that revelation, I have relived in many ways…and truly rejoicing for my Heavenly Father Who has accepted me, etc. And the serious feelings have reduced significantly. I am a hugely blessed lady. When you mentioned this verse, showed the Words, and fit the photos right in you just made me smile and rejoice. AND…before my parents died, they came to the Lord and I will see them in Heaven… and I ain’t a young ‘un…pushing 69 now …and rejoicing how the Lord broke into them who also had been raised in the same spiritual situation of be “orphans” and how the enemy broke into them as young children. Our Healer is a real Treat!!! Thank you.

  3. He gave us our lives – and He gives us beautiful gifts in the daily. I call them love letters to us – because the gift always comes with a note! I am so glad we are not orphans because of Him. Thank you for sharing your heart!

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