To the wanderer. To the one who is low in spirit. To the one who is confused. To the one who is weary.
To you. To me.
It’s so easy to lose our way. It’s so easy to get lost. It’s so easy to just give up. Or, at least, want to stop trying.
Life is too much, too heavy some days. We get caught up in our work, our busy schedules, our “to-do” lists, our frustrations, our disappoints, and our pain.
We start questioning God. We start forgetting the progress we have made. We start floundering. We start questioning. We start dwelling in the past.
We wander from our Heavenly Father. We wander from spending time in His Word. We wander from our core beliefs. We wander from our family and their love for us. We wander from our friends who want the best for us. We wander from our dreams and plans.
Before long, we find ourselves far from where we used to be, far from where we want to be, and far from where we meant to be.
We don’t normally mean to wander. We don’t purposely set out to do the wrong thing. We don’t mean to settle for good instead of best.
Stop. Take a deep breath.
It’s not too late, my friend.
God doesn’t give up on you. On me. Our God is a God of Reckless Love.
The LORD’s unfailing love and mercy still continue, Fresh as the morning, as sure as the sunrise. The LORD is all I have, and so I put my hope in him.
~Lamentations 3:22-24 GNB
God’s desire is to hold you close, to bring you home. To show you NEW mercies, NEW truths. He sent His Son, Jesus. . . because He wants you to live the life you were meant to live. An abundant, overflowing life. Here’s the words that Jesus, himself, said.
The thief comes only in order to steal, kill, and destroy. I have come in order that you might have life — life in all it’s fullness.
~John 10:10 GNS
If you are wandering today. If you are lost. If you are trapped. Trapped in sin, trapped in bitterness, trapped in disbelief, trapped in busyness, trapped in hurt, trapped in fear, trapped in confusion.
Don’t stay there.
Don’t let the devil control you or convince you. The devil doesn’t have your best interest in mind. He wants you to wander; he doesn’t want you to be settled. Wandering leads nowhere good. The devil, in all actuality, wants you to spend an eternity away from God and His magnificent heaven. It’s not worth it. You don’t have to stay lost.
God’s plan for you is perfect. God’s plan for you does NOT entail wandering away from Him.
All of us need to wake up to the reality that if we are lost, if we are wandering, we are NOT in harmony with our Savior. Heaven is for the found, not the lost.
Do you need finding today? Do you need to come back home?
It’s never too late.
God is waiting for you with His open arms. He is faithful, even when we are not.
Come back home to stay.
Let Thy goodness, like a fetter,
Bind my wandering heart to Thee.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
Prone to leave the God I love;
Here’s my heart, O take and seal it,
Seal it for Thy courts above.
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