The primary job of raising children to love God and love others does not belong to the church, a youth group, or an educational institution.
Having kids, I remember this now more than ever. My question, "How can I live so that the time passes slowly?"
Yet, I walked away thinking, "What a different world we live in today."
Besides, is there a more efficient path to developing the virtue of humility?
As Keller explains, there is no such thing as "objective" abandonment for Christians. Only Christ was actually abandoned by the Father. Therefore, all that remains is "subjective" abandonment. In other words, though we may feel abandoned by God (feel = subjective), it is never the case (objective).
Bible Gateway has a translation available online that is a great tool for anyone that is not a Greek scholar but who wants to dig deeper into the meaning of God's word.
I found myself thinking that what makes a difficult situation even worse is when you believe the lie, "This season will last forever."