Do you find yourself struggling and sensing a wall between you and God? When you speak to Him in your quiet place, do you feel the freedom to be yourself with Him? Do you sense a separation from Him even though outwardly others perceive you to be close to Him? Do you feel unworthy to ask him for awesome things? Do you have any doubt that He has your best interest in mind always? If this is you, let’s take a moment to digest this post right now. I would like to bring an unbroken perspective into your heart, mind, and soul today.
There are so many of us that fall into this category. People who are afraid to pray or request what they really want. People who believe they have created their own distance from God by walking in their own foolishness or weakness. Could this be possible? God is omnipresent, knowing of everything, and loves us unconditionally at the same time. Why do we find ourselves fighting against patterns of guilt, unworthiness, or condemnation? Why do we eventually shut down and begin to stop counting on or expecting anything great from God? Why do we replay the same tragic let downs over and over again in our minds, until all hope is gone?
When you fall into this rut you can easily convince yourself that God doesn’t want to give you good things. You could tell yourself that you aren’t one of His favorites, because natural parents can play favorites, right? You can begin to believe that He has forsaken and abandoned you because maybe one (or both) of your natural parents have.
Isaiah 49:15-16 (NIV) 15 “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! 16 See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me.
Why would a perfect God with perfect love deliberately refuse good things to His children? Please stop. Be still. Meditate on the scriptures and the words that you’re about to read next.
Romans 8:38-39 (NLT) 38 And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. 39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Visualize God as your good and perfect Father. It is impossible for any natural father to size up or begin to compare himself with this kind of greatness. Even if your Dad won Dad of the year, every year!
If your childhood was filled with several bad examples of a natural father, God intends to replace every bad memory with a good memory from Him. This is His goal.
He is the best and He wants the best for His children. Picture the greatest father figure that you could ever imagine, well He’s even better than that! There isn’t a doubt in His mind that His love toward you runs so deep that nothing in heaven above or on earth below could ever push you away from it.
The goodness of your heavenly Father runs consistently through eternity and will last forever. It will never fade or run out. He will never leave you, nor forsake you, or abandon you. You are the apple of His eye. You are not common royalty, but Kingdom royalty. You are exquisite in nature and in heaven.
I understand that you have experienced setbacks and disappointments in this life, but it’s only because we currently live in a flawed world. The connection between you and your heavenly Father needs to stay vibrant and alive. He wants to hear from you. Your prayers are like sweet incense to Him. Your heart is everything to Him. He’s listening to you and is actively planning out His remarkable entrance to bring forth beauty for your ashes, manifest His promises to you, shower you with blessings, surprise you with breakthroughs, and sustain you with His perfect provision.
You might seem imperfect in your own eyes, but you are a masterpiece in His. Nothing is wrong with you at all.
Psalm 139:14 (AMP) I will give thanks and praise to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well.
So ask yourself, are you being honest in describing your heart and the real struggles that you are facing today? He wants your intimacy, truth, and communication. Its value is precious. Talk to Him, cry on His shoulder, allow Him to comfort you and reassure you.
What is your desire? Is it connection, the understanding of knowing His love for you, wholeness, freedom, deliverance, to be a wife, mom, or a best friend? Could it be that you desire favor, a promotion, a home, need direction, want restoration in a friendship or relationship, or need healing?
The term, “the sky is the limit” doesn’t exist with YOUR Daddy! Nothing is impossible for Him. He loves to demonstrate His glory through difficult situations.
Child of God, stand securely blessed and covered with the Almighty’s love and favor today. You are surrounded by His goodness. You are deeply and profoundly cherished. May your cup overflow and may your soul be filled with confidence that cannot escape you. Take your requests to the throne room, sit back in expectation, and refuse to believe that you will be let down.
James 1:17 (AMP) Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above; it comes down from the Father of lights [the Creator and Sustainer of the heavens], in whom there is no variation [no rising or setting] or shadow cast by His turning [for He is perfect and never changes].