God is whispering to us … to you. Those are his arms you feel. Trust him. That is his voice you hear. Believe him. Allow the only decision maker in the universe to comfort you. Life at times appears to fall to pieces, seems irreparable. But it’s going to be okay. How can we know? How can you know?
Because God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16
And, since he has no needs, you cannot tire him. Since he is without age, you cannot lose him. Since he has no sin, you cannot corrupt him. If God can make a billion galaxies, can’t he make good out of bad and sense out of faltering lives.
Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, trust also in me (Jesus). John 14:1
God didn’t look at our frazzled lives and say, “I’ll die for you when you deserve it.” No, despite our sin, in the face of rebellion, he chose to adopt us. And for God, there’s no going back. His grace is a come-as-you-are promise from a one-of-a-kind King. You’ve been found, called and adopted; so trust your Father and claim the following verse as your own:
“God shows his great love for us in this way: Christ died for us while we were still sinners” Romans 5:8
You will never again have to wonder who your father is – you’ve been adopted by God and are therefore an “heir of God through Christ”.
“Christ will live in you as you open the door and invite him in” Ephesians 3:17
Say yes to him. Your prayer needs no eloquence, just honesty.
Father, I believe you love me and this world. I believe that you gave your one and only Son so I can live forever. Without you, I die. With you, I live. I choose life. I choose you. Amen.