God Will Never Leave Us
Often times I compare my relationship with God to my relationship with my own children. I see God as my father, except his love for me is even greater than I could ever imagine. I can barely handle the amount of love I have for my children, and His love is significantly more!
When I make a mistake or misstep, I think about the love I have for my children. How would I react if they make the same mistake? Is there anything they could ever do to make me turn from them? The answer is no, and I believe God feels the same way about us. I believe God gets disappointed in us. I can imagine God looking at this world feeling like He wanted so much more for us, but I also believe that God looks at us with love and understanding. Instead of shaking his head and walking away, he works in and through us to make it better.
As a parent, I want my children to do better when they make a mistake. I want them to be the good in this world. I believe God is no different, God wants that for us too. We are called to ask for forgivness in prayer, knowing God will always forgive us. We are called to stand up and try again, with Gods guidance.
God knows our hearts. God knows why we act out when we do. God understands when we give up and take a different path. Yet, God never leaves us. God walks with us each step of the way. God continually pours out grace and mercy onto us.
It is so easy to question why God would let the bad things happen. Why God lets the storms roll in. I think about how much stronger my faith is, how much stronger my spirit is because I have overcome some difficult situations. I wouldn’t change a minute of it.
I’m reminded the words in Joshua 1:9 – “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Be strong. Be courageous. Do not be afraid. The Lord your God is with you.