My boyfriend got me pregnant, and now he's abandoned me and doesn't want anything to do with me or the baby. I feel so alone, because I don't have many friends or a good relationship with my parents (who are divorced). I know I've been stupid, but has God abandoned me also?


No, God has not abandoned you—and in fact He wants to help you and encourage you during this difficult time, because He loves you. You have made a courageous decision to give birth to this child (as you explain elsewhere in your letter), and God will bless you for this.

Does this mean God is unconcerned about what you’ve done? No, it doesn’t; what you did was wrong, and it would have been far better if you’d never gotten involved in this relationship. But God has a way of taking even the things that aren’t right in our lives, and turning them into something good—and I pray this will be your experience. Even when we abandon God, He does not abandon us.

Begin by turning in faith to Jesus Christ, confessing your sins to Him and asking Him to forgive you and cleanse you. Then ask Him to come into your life and make you part of His family — and He will. When you come to Christ, the Bible promises, “you are no longer a slave [of sin], but God’s child” (Galatians 4:7).

Then ask God to lead you to a church where you’ll feel welcome, and you can receive help and grow in your faith. God has a plan for your life—not just for the present, but for the future. Don’t be bound by your past, but live for Christ and trust Him to guide you every day.

Trust Jesus with your life today.