ready or not

God is good, a hiding place in tough times.  He recognizes and welcomes anyone looking for help, no matter how desperate the trouble. ~Nahum 1:7 (MSG)

 

Do you remember playing hide and seek?  …ready or not, here I come!

I found that the trick was to hide somewhere or in such a way that I could see the ‘seeker’.  I didn’t want to be caught off-guard or surprised.  Hiding was all about not being found, or eluding the capture.

Do we play that game with God?  Do we try to hide from Him…hide our feelings, our thoughts, our emotions, our actions…?  Do we try to hide in such a way that if we are caught, it won’t be a surprise?  Do we keep God just out of reach?

God knows where we are hiding, the parts we are trying to hide.  He knows them…and He still pursues us!

There is nothing…no behavior, nothing in our past, nothing in our present…that makes us unworthy of that pursuit.

What if…we stopped playing ‘hide and seek’ with God?  What if we made Him our hiding place…a place where we are safe, warm, protected, loved?

What if we surrendered the perceived control we have of our lives to Him?

Freedom.  Peace.  Refuge.

Ready or not….He is coming!  Let Him find you…

grace.

 

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

earlier bits

December 2011
S M T W T F S
    Jan »
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
%d bloggers like this: