I want you to know Jesus is real. We have a Holy Father. God our creator. Who loves us with an unending love, a love that no other human can even begin to express or love us the way God loves us. God is perfect love, no matter how great an earthly father can be, they do not compare to the amazingly loving father we have in our Holy Father. Some have been deeply wounded by their earthly fathers, and those wounds can cause us to think that is how God is, because the word father takes the mind to the image of the earthly person that holds that title in our life. It can take us to all the hurts that have come from an earthly father. God is not that father! God desires a relationship with you, every moment of each day He is there. He knit you together with his divine hand! He created you with purpose and love.
I want you to know, God has NEVER missed a moment of your life. He has never missed a game you played in or an important event you attended, he has never even missed a single morning that you woke up. He has been there to pick you up when you have cried, he sent healing to your body for the scraped knee, he has laughed beside you when you could not contain your excitement. He has been there on your darkest moments. He holds every tear you have ever cried. He holds all the prayers you have ever prayed before His throne in heaven, and answers them in His perfect timing according to his will. He loved you so much and knew how much the brokenness of the sin in this world would break your heart, so he sent Jesus. “The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners.” Isaiah 61:1 He has a plan of redemption and restoration for every single detail in your life. God couldn’t bear to be apart from you, so he sent Jesus to be our Savior!
He creates each new morning, awakening us with a new sunrise displaying his majesty every day. Gently pouring in his glorious light to meet us with His mercy and joy each morning. There is so much love he wants to shower upon you. He has given us his Holy Word. The God we are created by is literally our everything, down our very breath and heart beat, letting you know He is here, dwelling among us, living in our very heart. There is absolutely nothing like the feeling of God’s love, it is so pure and perfectly right and it speaks to the very core of our being. He fills us with what is good for us, he speaks love to hearts the way he knows our heart will understand. He knows us better than we know ourselves. He gave us His Word to bless us, that we could know how to walk closely with Him.
The God of the Bible is the same God today as he was at creation, when the Bible was written and at this very moment and will continue to be the same. The love written about in the Bible is true! You see right now the big message this world is telling us is “follow your heart” seek “your dreams” do what feels good. These statements are completely opposite what God has for us. It is written in Jeremiah 17:9″The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?” NIV We daily need to turn the things in our heart over to our loving Father, asking Him to fill us with his love and seek him for what he created us to be, to seek his holy plan for our lives. The things God has for us are far better than anything we can imagine. Opening each piece of our heart to him, letting him pour love over every part and directing our path daily is the way we stay connected to him and keep ourselves from going astray on our own whims.
I want you to know there is an enemy of God, Satan. Satan wants to fill us with things of this world that lead us to put walls up, to keep God out, to stop us from receiving God’s love. He wants us to be surrounded with people that tell us the Bible doesn’t matter and its instruction isn’t relevant, and to fill lonely voids with wild living, food, new things, idols of any kind i.e. Pinterest ladies, or ESPN guys, to distract us from God’s good ways. But all these things lead us further from the truth and into deeper brokenness. Satan wants to keep you from receiving the goodness of God. These worldly things will not bring us the healing or the joy and fulfillment we are searching for. Only God can fill our void. We are created with a place in our heart that only God can fill, nothing else can. God loves us so much, he gave us His Word, and in this country we have access to his word, at our fingertips! The amazing thing with God as our Father, he keeps sending his word, loving encouragement to gently draw us to see his truth and that His ways are truly the best way, the best path. Ever revealing himself and filling that space in our heart with relationship for him.
I want you to know Jesus wants to heal your broken places, that is what he came for, he is always waiting for you to “move your hand”, out of the way and let him apply His healing salve and restore your heart. He is the only true healing. True heart healing of deep heart hurts will not come from the ways of this world, just as lasting joy and fulfillment will not come from this world. Lasting joy and fulfillment come from the Lord. We are to daily walk by the Spirit as Scripture says-” So I say walk by the Spirit and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.” Galations 5:16 NIV
I want you to know, no matter where you are in life today, whole heartedly worshiping the Lord or trying to go as far from the Lord as you can, know this : YOU ARE DEEPLY LOVED BY GOD!!!!!! There is absolutely nothing you can to do to change how much he loves you! God’s love for you never ever ever changes, he doesn’t love us a lot on some days and a little on others. He loves us fully and completely every day!!!! There is no greater love than this. I want you to know, Jesus is near, He knows your past, He knows your now, He knows your future. He wants to walk this life with you and fill you with the joy and fulfillment of his love.
Ask God: Are there any things or people I am trying to fill my void with instead of letting God fill me, even so called good things that replace time with you?
Ask God: What places in my heart do you God want to take the brokenness and replace with gladness?
To all who grieve in Zion–to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor. Isaiah 61:3
Satisfy us each morning with your unfailing love, so we may sing for joy to the end of our lives. Psalm 90:14 NLT