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Saturday, October 13, 2007

Are You Running?

Sometimes we feel like we are at the bottom. Instead of running to God when we slip away from Him, we try to hide from Him--we try to escape. We are afraid that He might not love us because we have messed up again. Let me share an excerpt from Darlene's book "The Mom Complex" (used with permission):
"My sin-spotted life is in contrast to the white robe that He's given me. The robe of righteousness is a symbol of my Father's love. When I go astray, He calls me back, and when I'm silent for a moment, He calls me again..."

Darlene is right. Our sin-spotted life is in contrast, but there is nothing, absolutely nothing that ever can separate us from the love of our Heavenly Father.
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. ~ Romans 8:37-39 (ESV)

Like the stepping stones in the above picture, so is God's hand guiding you through this life. Even though your might slip here and there, don't run from Him. He will pick you up--no matter what happens. Trust in Him today and always.

Lord of Heaven and Earth. Thank You for your unconditional love for us. Thank you for picking us when we have slipped. The sacrifice of Your son, our Lord, Jesus Christ is incredible and sometimes hard to grasp. Help us to stay close to You until we have finished the race here on earth. We pray in the precious name of Jesus ~ Amen.

Are you running from Him today? What is burdening you today? May we pray for you?

You can also find me at my personal blog Sting My Heart

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Blogger Denise said...

Thanks for being so faithful Iris, bless you.

October 13, 2007 at 2:31 AM  
Blogger lori said...

I have slipped, gotten those shoes and socks soaking WET...and each time...HE extends a hand to pick me up!!
What a GOD!
Great weekend words!!

October 13, 2007 at 10:25 AM  
Blogger Darlene said...

I forgot about that quote. What a warm reminder it is to stay close to God and that He is there to forgive.

October 13, 2007 at 5:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know your words are true, however my personal experience isn't so. How I wish it were.

I read the articles on this site and see the woman I know I am - yet have lost somewhere along the way.

If only I had the faith. If only...

October 13, 2007 at 9:03 PM  
Blogger eph2810 said...

Dear Anonymous,
I am sorry that you are hurting right now and feel that you don't have enough faith. Believe, I have hit rock bottom too, but by His grace, He welcomed me back home.
Your faith only has to be as small as a mustard seed - He will do the rest -- trust Him, He is the only one you can trust with all your hurts and pains...

Be certain that I will lift you up in prayer.

Blessings...<>< Iris

October 13, 2007 at 10:58 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

Thanks for the sweet reminder!

October 14, 2007 at 8:51 AM  
Blogger Laurel Wreath said...

Amen Iris, sometimes it is hard to believe that nothing can separate us, but it is true ;)

Anonymous, the doubts you have...we have all been there. I pray this site lets you see "how normal we are" and how we struggle through doubt, lack of faith, insecurities, etc... But God is faithful and even if we walk away...he never walks away from us and he is always there to receive us.


October 14, 2007 at 10:11 AM  
Blogger Amy Grant Bayliss said...

Iris, this was a beautiful reminder. One that we need to recall daily. I for one am printing this out to place it where I will read it often.

Thank you!

October 14, 2007 at 4:10 PM  

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