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?
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