Have you ever felt God tugging at your heart, but you chose to do everything you possibly could to avoid coming to Him with your real problems? I have. Sometimes I don’t know how to articulate the pain or disappointment I feel. So I go to my favorite place to try to relax, call up a friend, go to the gym, hide in my work, get in the car and go for a drive, spend money we don’t have…all in an attempt to hide my true feelings from the Lord.
But thank God, He will wait for us. When we’re done avoiding Him, there He is ready to draw near, ready to lift us up in His loving arms and ready to help us with our struggles, hurts and pains.
You can bring your heart to God. He already knows. Obey His tug at your heart and draw near to Him. Watch Him draw near to you like you never thought possible.
Prayer: Father God, thank you. I knew you loved me, but I didn’t know you loved me this much. I always knew you cared for me, but I didn’t know you cared this much. You are true and real, and I love you more than anything. Forgive me for not coming to you first. I come to you now. I give it all to you. Fill me with your love. I come to you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
(Read James 4:8, Hebrews 4:14-16; Matthew 11:28)