God’s love waits to comfort me if I am willing to trust He has everything I need. Healing comes when I look to heaven for solace.
Disrupted relationships are difficult to handle on our own. What happened? Why did it happen? What should I do or think? Whenever my heart breaks over challenging relationships, I know step one is to turn to God for consolation. His unconditional love calms my emotional turmoil.
Step two is recognizing the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross as evidence of how important we are to God. He’s not shaking His head at us or wagging His finger- He longs for us to feel hope instead of hopelessness and bravery instead of fear.
That kind of reboot to my thinking is beyond what even a compassionate friend can offer. The only listening ear who knows exactly what I am feeling belongs to Jesus. Finding a moment when I can go to Him with complex issues brings immediate peace. Peace in Hebrew is the word “shalom” and it has a long definition, but part of it means “fills in the cracks.” The lasting filling in of my cracks isn’t something a habit, a friend, a treat can do, only Jesus brings peace.
God’s love guides me towards forgiveness.
Whenever I do something hurtful to someone, I know I need to pray for forgiveness. Any wrestling I do with justifying my actions only leads to angst and delays the peace I crave.
Perfect love from my Father delivers me from guilt. I am not condemned and in joy, my commitment is to live now according to His teachings. It might mean to be merciful, humble, generous, whatever it will take to heal the ruptured relationship, I will find those resources in God.
God loves me as His kid.
Today, I look to God whenever my soul feels disquieted. Sometimes I haven’t even admitted to myself what stirred the pot, but I know forgiveness is forthcoming. His everlasting love pours down on me and gives me rest. This is our birthright- rest, forgiveness, and peace- as His child.
- How easy is it for me to go to God when I am ashamed of my actions?
- What does it mean to have a heavenly Father who sees and knows everything?
- When do I feel God’s love most in my life?