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Maybe you’re disappointed in the way God answered your prayers in the past which left you feeling as if He wasn’t listening or didn’t care about you or your problems.
Or perhaps the idea of going to your heavenly Father doesn’t feel like a safe option because your relationship with your earthly parent(s) is messed up.
But what if you’ve allowed the past consequences of your choices, your lack of understanding of God’s timing and sovereignty, or the imperfection of those around you, define who God truly is?
What if He is a much better Father than you’ve ever dared to believe? It’s at least worth considering, isn’t it?
God wants you to know that He loves you—intensely. He grieves for (and with) you for the situation you’re in. Consider having a conversation with Him, similar to that of the Prodigal Son’s.
Luke 15:18 (NASB)
I will get up and go to my father, and will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight."
Even if you think it won’t work because you’ve tried it before, risk trusting in God’s love for you, one more time. If necessary, call someone who has a relationship with God and let him or her pray with you.
Please don’t wait until things get worse. You may not survive worse. Allow God to throw His strong and compassionate arms around you, so He can help you break that cycle.
There is hope. There is a right path for you to take—beginning at this moment.
This week, read Luke 15:11-24 every day, especially in the Amplified Version, if possible, and discover more about yourself—and your heavenly Father.
Which verses stand out for you? Consider meditating on them, and possibly memorizing those that will help you, as you deal with your failures and your need for forgiveness.
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