“All of us must die eventually. Our lives are like water spilled out on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again. But God does not just sweep life away; instead, He devises ways to bring us back when we have been separated from Him.” 2 Samuel 14:14
Do you ever feel worthless? Like you have strayed so far from God that you can not find your way back. Like you do not deserve God’s forgivess. Do you feel like “water spilled out on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again.” I know I have. In fact, recently, I have been struggling so much that not only did I feel like “water spilled out on the ground” but I felt as though the “ground” had soaked me up and there was no way to make things right. Thankfully, God is an amazing Father who is always making the effort to reconcile our relationship with Him. As the verse says, He is always devising ways to bring us back to Him. If you are feeling like there is no hope, you have strayed to far away, I want to encourage you today to take to heart what this verse in 2 Samuel teaches us:
1. God did not stray away from you. It was you who wandered off.
2. God values you and His relationship with you, that is why He devised the way to bring you back to Him (Jesus)
3. You have to open your eyes and pay attention to what God is doing around you so that you will not miss His attempts to restore the relationship between you and He.
4. You must take action and allow God to work in your life. I heard a pastor say yesterday, “You can’t steer a parked car.” God can’t help you change if you just sit there and do nothing.