From a distance Adonai appeared to me saying, “I love you with an everlasting love; this is why in my grace I draw you to me.” Jeremiah 31:3
Last night God whispered these beautiful words in the midst of my ugly, “I’m not going anywhere.” This rocked me…not only because the message was comforting but that God felt the need to say it. Deep down are we afraid that God will leave when things get messy? If we stumble & misbehave will He change His minds about us?
God tore the curtain so we could have full access to Him once again. He desired intimacy with us and righteousness for us. He sent His Son, Jesus, knowing the future already, knowing every stumble, every fall, every tear, cry, outburst, & tantrum.
I’ve heard parents say that having children is one of the most difficult things you could ever do but also the most rewarding. They signed up for that first gentle word to the crying in the middle of the night and everything in between. The road ahead was never promised to be easy, storm free, & smooth but they signed up anyway. Well God longs to be with us, live inside of us and come alongside us in our storm.
Invite God into your mess. Surrender your ashes to Him and watch Him turn it into beauty. You are no longer an orphan. You are a son & daughter and your Heavenly Father longs to just be with you.