Haven’t we all been on a journey before that we felt was a long road to endure, to go on. Perhaps you feel like you are on the long road now, maybe you’ve already been there. I would love to hear about your journey and I will share a bit of mine.
I believe my journey is not yet over. I never stop learning and I am grateful that God is always working on me- a work in progress at that.
In my early twenties I would often say to myself like an annoying broken record “I need to get back to God. What I’ve done just seems so unforgivable and I do not feel the presence of God that I so desperately crave.”
I grew up in church my whole life and maybe somewhere along the lines I did not know or maybe I had forgotten something very important.
God had never left me. God had never forsaken me. There came a moment in time that I had hit what felt like rock bottom. In this very moment, crying out to Jesus, in my humility, in my sadness and hurt, God spoke to me.
I experienced God’s grace like I believe I had never known, never understood before. I felt a warm embrace from a forgiving Father that I could not escape. I knew I could not do life on my own.
I heard a whisper that spoke to my heart that said “Do not be afraid. I’m not mad at you. I forgive you. Let my love surround you.”
I cried all night. I cried because I never understood the love of God until that day, not in that way. I never knew God’s grace was simple, honest, and strong. Yet, also, important to recognize without my own realization that I had sinned, never would I have come to such an understanding.
It is important to me to share my story so that, perhaps, others can experience God’s grace and so that in case you’ve forgotten or did not know- you are simply never too far gone for Him.
We all have our own revelations and incite and that is mine.
Please share your story. 🙂