Then God Ran

So often life presents many challenges and heart breaks. We feel alone, left out, and left behind. Driven by circumstances we cannot control we run, we hide, we hurt. We even feel abandoned by God. We know that God is bigger than everything in our minds, we know that His ways are not our ways (Isaiah 55:8). But knowing and truly hoping in our bigger God often requires such selfless, reckless abandonment of all we hold dear. He sees all from the moment of our birth to the very last breath we take. Life is a gift, it is a journey unique to each one of us.

We have the freedom to make choices, take paths, experience success and failure along the way. These things build within us the character for our future, they create the tools we will need to face what lies ahead. This divine preparation from the all knowing God often takes roads we would prefer to not travel. This preparation is so often for the sole purpose of reaching others who are experiencing similar pain to our own. We then in turn pull out the tools we have gained from our experience to give to others. This from the divine wisdom we have learned on our journey. One thing is for certain, and that is that He who has begun a good work in us will be faithful to complete it (Philippians 1:6). This is promised to us!

His love for you and for me is captivating, matchless and endless. If we can wrap our finite minds around the fact that absolutely nothing can separate us from God’s love (Romans 8:27-37). It is only in the understanding His love first that we can truly find our worth, our very meaning in this life. As we identify ourselves more with His love and less with our circumstances, His joy will truly become our strength. (Neh. 8:10)

Do we truly believe these promises that God gives to us? For how much more does our heavenly Father give good gifts to His children. (Matthew 7:11) Will we choose to bless His holy name when He gives and takes away?

Fortunately for us we have a God that pursues us in our darkest hours.