He will Meet you Wherever, Whenever
Deuteronomy 32:10 “He found him in a desert land. And in the howling waste of a wilderness; He encircled him. He cared for him, He guarded him as the pupil of his eye. As an eagle stirs up its nest, hovers over its young, spreading out its wings taking them up, carrying them on its wings, so the Lord alone led him, and there was no foreign god with him.
Matthew 9:5 For which is easier, to say ‘Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Arise and walk’?
Luke 7:48 And He said to her, “Daughter, be of good cheer; your faith has made you well. Go in peace.”
Luke 18:13 “And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!”
He’s everywhere. And He will meet you wherever you are. And He wants you … to talk with Him, to walk with Him, to seek Him, to know Him. You just need to sincerely ask Him in.
If you are in a crack house, totally strung out, hit your bottom and call out to Him, He is there. He will lift you out of your despair, and help you get healthy. There is none who is so bad, so vile, so lost that God won’t help, rescue and restore. He’s the creator, and He not only created you, he can restore you to a new and better you. You can be forgiven and have the slate wiped clean, STELLAR clean!
I initially read the verses of the Israelites escaping Egypt as going round and round in the desert as blah-blah-blah, but then heard a sermon pointing out they were in the WILDERNESS…and we can all be in a wilderness of our own making. We can feel as though we are lost, doomed, overcome, and alone, and everything in our lives feels barren.
And then I realized I was too literal with much of the word of God, and needed to broaden my mind to look at the word in regards to my life, my journey.
Yes, I’d heard it could all be directed to me personally (yes, to you also, to each of us). But until I understood the word ‘wilderness’ in context to myself, it was just a bunch of words from folks who were whining. But, (light bulb moment) I could whine a lot, I could grumble and complain, I could wish for more or for other. Ah-oh, I was one of those complaining Israelites.
I also heard referenced that being in the wilderness when you complained and grumbled about it could make your “journey” to the goal take longer. God wants us to be thankful no matter our circumstance. I wasn’t doing that either. He wants us to be joyful…hmm, nope, I was complaining, and feeling bad waiting and waiting for whatever I desired .
So the story of the Israelites in the wilderness brought a lot of reality to MY way of thinking, praying and being. I am so blessed. I have always lived in a home with a roof over my head, wonderful and helpful family members and friends, I have good health, indoor plumbing, I don’t have to walk a huge distance to try to pull water from a muddy hole or wonder how I am going to feed my starving and sick children. The shame was pretty significant for a bit.
But with the clearing and healing of that blindness, it led me deeper into seeking how His words and actions could further help me grow. I am by no means sinless, but I try to be the best imitator of Jesus I can (and fail miserably more often than not). Then a quick, but heartfelt confession and I am forgiven. And I will strive to be better the next day. So I can see growth, but I still have a long road to travel.
My relationship with Him is special to’ mybellaviews.’