““Even now,” declares the Lord, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.””
Joel 2:12 NIV
“Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near. Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts. Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will freely pardon.”
Isaiah 55:6-7 NIV
“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.”
Revelation 3:20 NIV
“Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.”
John 14:21 NIV
Many times, we have an idea of what our future will be like. We make plans, and we start out with the intention of following those plans to a fulfilling conclusion. However, life happens, things get in the way, or circumstances prevent our success. I have witnessed so much heartache, brokenness, and misfortunes caused by failure to achieve goals we have set for ourselves. I believe the most disturbing situation is when I am not in total union with God’s Will for my life. Reading scriptures, praying, and seeking God’s Will is important to my relationship with my Heavenly Father.
Our world is filled with people who are lost, lonely, hurting, and searching for something. The truth is that everything for which we are searching can be found with God’s guidance. Throughout the Bible, God continues to tell us who HE is and what HE wants us to do. Why do we struggle against doing what HE wants us to do? We are stubborn! I wish we had a spiritual button which was a quick way to return to where we feel safe and return home to God. We can come back to a safe place in the arms of our Creator and welcomed into His divine presence.
When I study God’s Word, I realize that unless I turn everything over to HIM, I will remain in a constant struggle with the fear of failure to be in HIS Will. I believe God wants His people to be happy, but I think we don’t always heed the signs that we are heading in the wrong direction. The news depresses me so much, and I find myself not even wanting to know what is happening. However, I believe each of us can make a difference in the world around us. Praying is necessary if we want to alleviate some of the pain and heartbreak. Returning to Our Heavenly Father’s guidance and care is the ONLY thing we need to do.
Please pray for me as I am praying for you!