He answered, “The Scriptures say: Bread alone will not satisfy, but true life is found in every word, which constantly goes forth from God’s mouth.” – Matthew 4:4 TPT
For so many years I had in my head that God was just sitting there watching us, and then one day we’d be with Him in heaven.
That He sits up there and watches us while we cry, He sits up there and watches us while we suffer pain, He sits up there making sure to note the things done wrong.
Yes, He does watch us, but the part that was missing for me in my life is that He’s in it with us. He’s not sitting there watching, cold and distantly… He has given us the Holy Spirit to be with us through it all.
That’s the part that was missing for me for a long time.
For a while I thought of God as a big, spooky, unpleased God. Unpleased with the world, and unpleased with me. One of my biggest fears was that the end of days would come and I would be taken up to meet the Lord, or that I would die, and that I wouldn’t be ready to meet Him face to face. That He would be disappointed in me. I was terrified. Just thinking of it would send me into a panic.
I’m so thankful that He didn’t give up on me. I have a feeling some people were praying me through those times. Some major walls had to be torn down in my life in order for me to begin to see the Lord’s heart. It has been a process.
So many things are opening up to me now, so much understanding about who He is that I’ve never had before. I know there will always be more to discover.
God isn’t sitting there just watching us all the time… He’s very much alive and kicking, and He’s constantly speaking to us. Speaking over us, and speaking to us.
I’m thankful that we serve a living God!
“Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.” – Jeremiah 3:33