One line in one song from an amazing Saturday conference.
And it took me down.
Because God overwhelmed me with thoughts about this truth:
He wants to.
He is waiting for you.
To come to Him, whether running with eager arms or with shuffling unsure steps to one last hope. To take a step of faith through (big) fear possibly propelled by great desperation. Or to believe in a God of the impossible who LOVES to do miracles in His care of you.
There is nothing too big.
There is nothing too insignificant.
There is nothing too shame filled.
Nothing too pride driven.
Nothing too fear based.
Nothing too much.
Your Ishmael is not too old.
Let go and turn him over to God.
Let God take your pain, your shame, your fear, and your anxiety. COMPLETELY.
Don’t hold onto any part of it.
Don’t cling onto any piece of it.
Let it go.
Both hands open.
No closed fists.
No more control.
No more waiting.
No more passivity.
May you come alive.
And may you run with open arms and purposed steps toward the great Hope, the good Father, and the gracious Healer.
And He will envelop you completely in His restorative love, His redeeming love, His resurrecting love. Which makes all things new – all broken things, all bound things, all bleak things, all barren things.
Allow Him to “give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair” (Isaiah 61:3).
He is waiting.
Anytime you are ready.
No matter what state your life is in.
Because Jesus changes EVERYTHING.
Marie Fremin. 11/18/17 and 11/23/17