Extended Hand

Posted by on Jan 12, 2013 in God, Healing, Relationships | 1 comment

Tonight I experienced something with God that I haven’t experienced in a long time.  I felt his ever-close presence in a way that I can’t explain.  And what is interesting about it is I don’t deserve it.  I have struggled to spend time with Him because of any and whatever reason I could come up with.  I felt distant which made me not want to spend time with Him even more because I knew I wasn’t putting any effort into it and I didn’t want to just go through the motions of “loving” God.  He deserves more than that.

What dawned on me tonight is that I often do this in relationships with other people also.  I wait until they reach out to me because I am afraid of being too vulnerable or hurt or rejected.  Yet what I am doing in turn is rejecting them.  God has his hand extended out waiting for us to hold onto him, to walk with him closely and intimately.  He wants to walk alongside us in our darkest of moments, our brightest moments, and our dullest moments.

God showed me tonight that even though I am rejecting him because I don’t want to be vulnerable and weak that he still pursues after me and wants me to reciprocate this back to him and to other people.  If you are in a relationship or a friendship where you are waiting to have the person make a mends.  Stop, reach out and make the mend yourself.  The person you are holding out on may just be waiting for you and both of you will be waiting forever.

Thank you Lord, for always extending your hand to me.  Thank you for allowing me to be close to you when I have distanced myself to you.  Thank you for choosing me when you didn’t need to.  Thank you for showing me that you are still here.

(when I say hand, I am referring to a figurative hand…just to clarify)

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  1. Wow

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