Abandoned by God

Abandon the things current amongst men and hold fast unto that which God, the Help in Peril, the Self-Subsisting, hath enjoined upon you. The day is fast approaching when all the treasures of the earth shall be of no profit to you.

Bahá’u’lláh, Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 232

O Lord my God! Thou beholdest my dwelling-place, and the prison into which I am cast, and the woes I suffer. By Thy might! No pen can recount them, nor can any tongue describe or number them. I know not, O my God, for what purpose Thou hast abandoned me to Thine adversaries. Thy glory beareth me witness! I sorrow not for the vexations I endure for love of Thee, nor feel perturbed by the calamities that overtake me in Thy path. My grief is rather because Thou delayest to fulfill what Thou hast determined in the Tablets of Thy Revelation, and ordained in the books of Thy decree and judgment.

Bahá’u’lláh, Prayers and Meditations by Bahá’u’lláh, p. 10-11

They have abandoned their God, and clung unto their desires. They truly have strayed and are in error. They read the verses and deny them.

Bahá’u’lláh, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, p. 134

Commit thyself to God; give up thy will and choose that of God; abandon thy desire and lay hold on that of God; that thou mayest be a holy, spiritual and heavenly example among the maid-servants of God.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Tablets of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá v1, p. 89-90

God never forsakes His children who strive and work and pray!

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Paris Talks, p. 30

I hope thou hast abandoned all such (mortal) things, and when thou hast attained to this great bounty, that is, when thou art delivered from the attachments of this mortal world, and hast intended to endure all calamities in the path of God -- in such wise that reproaches on the part of the enemy will seem to thee as praise and glorification, and the blame of the people of hatred will appear like unto admiration and applause, and the bitterness of afflictions will taste as the honey of favor and all hardships be as sweetness -- then canst thou step into the path of the Kingdom and become the herald of God.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Tablets of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá v2, p. 358