So Don’t Try!!
You can run, but you can’t hide!
That’s bad for you if you’re trying to hide from Him,
But good, because you can be assured that He’s always there!
He’s already found you…
Now stop, turn around, look up, and there He is!
He loves you!
It’s like “Lost and Found” to Him!
His love embraces you…
Wraps around your hurts, your pain, your despair, your scars, your mistakes…
It wraps around everything!
“…because love covers over a multitude of sins.” I Peter 4:8 NLT
Come out of hiding…
If He loves even me…
He can love even you, too!
What are you hiding behind???
Your job? Your family? Your health? Your money?
Your wants and desires? Your reputation?
I assure you, He knows who you are and where you are!
Or, if you knew Him in the past…
To that place in your heart that can only be filled with God’s Holy Spirit…
Where it can be refilled…
And ready to overflow again with His Joy…
Even in life’s difficult situations with your job, family etc.!
Adam and Eve tried to hide, too!
“Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the LORD God…
As He was walking in the garden in the cool of the day…
And they hid from the LORD God among the trees of the garden.
But the Lord God called to the man, ‘Where are you?’
‘I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked;
So I hid.’”
Genesis 8-10 NIV
In Bible study, while watching the DVD series called Frequency by Robert Morris…
Pastor Morris talked about God feeling sad when Adam said…
“I heard your voice and I was afraid.”
God created Adam and Eve to have a relationship with Him in Paradise…
He did things with them…
He walked with them in the garden…
He was always anxious to spend the day with them…
But, one morning, He finds them hiding…
They’re afraid of Him…
How it saddened God…
To lose that close intimate relationship…
Their sin had separated them from their God!
Jesus can restore the relationship…
Between you and God!
Don’t hide from God…
Even when going through a difficulty…
Ask for forgiveness…
Do what it takes to be in a right place to hear His voice…
Don’t fear God’s voice…
Draw near to God!
You’re perfect together!
Psalm 139:1-18 NIV
“You have searched me, Lord,
and you know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue
you, Lord, know it completely.
You hem me in behind and before,
and you lay your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.
Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.
If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,”
even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you.
For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
How precious to me are your thoughts,God!
How vast is the sum of them!
Were I to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand—
when I awake, I am still with you.”
Don’t hide from Him
Happy Valentine’s Day!