Ever feel like you’re on this journey of life, alone? Like there’s no direction and you’ve got to figure it out yourself? Me too, sometimes. But, God is the leader…shepherd of our very souls who is in constant pursuit of us, for our good. He doesn’t walk out, doesn’t leave when it’s messy…He actually comes after us with such love and tenderness, yearning to lead and guide, provide, protect. He doesn’t get so upset that He leaves us to our own devices, wondering what we are to do. He can’t stand the distance, He comes after us. Check this out:
Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? If I ascend into heaven, You are there; if I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there Your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me.
Can a woman forget her nursing child, and not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, yet I will not forget YOU. See, I have inscribed YOU on the palms of My hands; your walls are continually before Me.
Listen, there was a time of rebellion in my life….turned my back on God and yet He still pursued me, even in that time…like a parent with desperate longing for His lost child who would do anything to secure me…bring me back to safety. As I look back, I can NOW see where His hand of protection & provision was there all along….He made a way of escape for me…and still does, though it’s hard to see.
For I am persuaded that neither death nor life; nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God…
No separation…He pursues…He encloses the distance because of His love.