Thursday, August 12, 2010

He is Our Father!

Jeremiah 31:9

Tears of joy will stream down their faces, and I will lead them home with great care. They will walk beside quiet streams and on smooth paths where they will no stumble.

We are so weighted down with pain of our sin that we weep from the deplorable reality of what we have done and yet God guides and provides for us as we are lead back to Him. What a beautiful image. Do we admit and beg for mercy, so that Our Father is able to walk with us through the desert and provide exactly what we need along the way?

Each of us at some point will walk through our desert. We will face an unthinkable situation. Are we going to walk alone and suffer more? Will we beg God's forgiveness and allow Him to lead us? God wants to lead us on the smooth paths and help us when the bumps come so that we don't stumble! He wants to lead us on the correct path for our life, the pleasing path, but do we want Him to?

Thank you Father for meeting me on my knees in the desert and taking my hand to show me the right way. So many times Lord I try to take the wrong turn and you gently guide me right back to the right turn. Only a Father that loves me so much would never give up on me. Thank you for never giving up. Thank you for granting me mercy and for protecting me so that I don't stumble. I loved the verse today that said with unfailing love you draw me to you and it is so true. You always pursue me and I thank you and I love you with all my heart.

Sweet blessings,


1 comment:

Frankie said...

Debbie, I love the picture!

In Jeremiah 29:18, I found it interesting that God said, "I will pursue them(the Exiles) with war, famine, and disease,...." It seems to me that God will pursue us with whatever it takes.

What does it take to get my attention? Listen, the Lord has spoken.