" ...what of the children who KNOW no love?"
|Photo by Joakim Eskildsen for TIME Magazine|
"Some trust in horses, some trust in chariots. We trust in the name of the mighty Lord." Psalm 20:7But... do I really?
As I take a closer look at my past, I recognize that I've trusted more in my efforts & mainly depended on God to have my back. I robbed myself of joy as I suffered unnecessarily. I put God in a box... for "back-up love" in the times when I couldn't make it on my own.
It's been said, "When all you have is God, you find that God is all you need." So, those who only have GOD on their side... they have all they need. God's always present -- with or without recognition or understanding of who He is. God walks beside every person, patiently waiting for their hearts & eyes to be opened to him. And, God protects while they are coming to a closer understanding & knowledge of Him.
I believe God expects each of us to give our best effort at everything we do. But, I also believe that it's not a guarantee for a perfect outcome. I believe God's love covers all equally. He's the giver of all good gifts. So, if we are doing our part, we are just helping extend one of His gifts.
(A follow up to Where Can They Go)
Shared with the Ann Voskamp 1000 Gifts Community on 10/03/12