so far from being "in" that the regularity of being on your own is your closest companion
Sometimes I feel like life is moving so smoothe and better than I can imagine that I can't help but praise God with nearly every breath I take. But then there are those nights, days, or months when crying out seems my second nature and the care-free and happy me is more of a memory.
Why is it that I can go from overjoyed to the pains of life so quickly?
There is a simple truth... I was not made to fit in with this life.
I was reminded of this the other day when I got a call from my husband and saw this.
While Apple is just informing me that this is Babe's home number, I couldn't help but smile as I was reminded that I feel at home with this man I love. The same is true with our relationship with God. There is no love like His Love for us. He has a home for us beyond this life (Hebrews 13:14) And in this life He offers to make our hearts His home (Ephesians 3:16-19). Often the loneliness or discontent within us is simply our hearts crying out for this.
"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John16:33
We are loved more than we can comprehend in this life. We were created for a perfect relationship with God. Let's let our times of loneliness and despair bring us joy as they simply remind us that our greatest love and our Home is with the Creator of all.
16I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:16-19
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Posted on Sat, January 17, 2015