I mess up a lot. I yell at my kids too often. I don’t trust God nearly as much as I should. I can be judgy and insecure. I lash out and isolate. I am just so human it hurts sometimes. And I’m telling you all of this to let you know, God is still meeting me smack dab in the middle of my mess. Despite what you might have seen or been taught, our God is the God of Mercy.
“God’s loyal love couldn’t have run out, his merciful love couldn’t have dried up. They’re created new every morning. How great your faithfulness! I’m sticking with God (I say it over and over). He’s all I’ve got left.” Lamentations 3:22-24 MSG
I’m sticking with God and I’m learning… He is sticking with me too. He is showing up in the places of my life that still desperately need healing not just the places that are all put together.
Throughout Jesus’ entire ministry we see him meeting people right where they were. He created relationships with people the religious leaders couldn’t comprehend anyone wanting to be around, and he spoke love and truth into every ear that could hear him.
I want to be like Jesus.
I want to love others unapologetically and without fear. A love that can only be found in the overflow that stems from our original source.
I have a history of turning my back on people when times get tough. I have been so overwhelmed by my own life that the thought of someone else’s issues were enough to send me spiraling. So, I would step away…And if that has been you, I am sorry. I am learning. I am trying to be better and I am trying to trust the process that goes along with changing toxic behavior. That being said- I am human. I fail. I will always fall short, but there is someone so much bigger. There is someone so much more than I could ever think to be and we never have to have it all together to experience his unfailing love.
Friend, I hope you know you are on my heart, on my mind, and I am rooting for you always. Run back to him. He’s waiting and your life will never be the same. ❤️
Taralyn, this is amazing.
Thank you so much for your kind words.