If only…my happiness wasn’t so closely tied to whether my blessings outweigh my burdens on any given day.
If only…I could be more self controlled and gentle and not mess up again today.
If only…I could always walk in truth and not fall once more to the lies of the enemy.
If only…my hope never faltered, my joy never waned, my peace was never robbed.
But the truth is, I’ve sat in a crumpled mess, feeling frustrated and alone, after I’ve stood on the highest of mountains with God.
I’ve seen Him be faithful, then I’ve turned right around and doubted Him.
My Father scoops me up in His arms. He hold me close. He calls me back.
His love for me never changes.
He is steady in my storms.
He is gracious in my doubts.
He is merciful in my sin.
He is faithful even when I’m faithless.
I don’t understand His patience with me.
I can’t fathom His long-suffering.
I would have walked away from me a long time ago.
BUT the Mighty God, the Holy of Holies, the Spotless Lamb, the Faithful Father held me close.
He holds me close.
He calls me CHILD.
He lifts my head.
He calms my soul.
What love, what UNFATHOMABLE LOVE the Father has for us.
And for YOU.
It is unending.
He loves me no less on the days I mess up than on the days my faith is strong.
There is no condition that could change what is true about our God.
He keeps His promises.
His blood sealed the deal.
He is forever, INDESCRIBABLY GOOD.
And through His rescue of me, again and again, I am continually amazed at His grace.
And because of THAT GRACE, that mercy, that long-suffering LOVE, I am more readily learning to offer it to others.
No, there is no god like our God!
There is ONE KING, ONE SAVIOR, ONE FAITHFUL FATHER!
He alone deserves our worship and our praise!
Let’s keep running back to Him!
Let’s go worship Him, the MIGHTY, patient, ONE TRUE GOD together!