dear stuck… [a letter from God]

photo-1481106104132-d5b3d3e2c18eDear Stuck,

I know you’re feeling trapped. I see you. I see you trying to pray or worship or just try to get through your day. You’re doing everything that you think is right and yet… nothing seems to be changing.

This big space has come up between us and I know you’re unhappy about it. It breaks my heart, too. I can’t tell you that it’s not your fault because I never move. But I do not fault you. And I don’t hold it against you. Whatever it is that you’ve allowed to creep in between us, I’m ready to completely forget about. Just choose Me.

What I’m longing to teach you is how passion is in the every day; the normal and the mundane. It comes through your desperation. I know you’re doing your very best to trust Me.

I know you love Me, but do you need Me?

This is where that small divide grows. When you confuse contentment with complacency. I have so much more for you. But you don’t need to wait for your future to unfold for this kind of more. It’s simply more of Me. Not more blessing or more promotion or more answers.

Just Me.

You may need to stop waiting for me to do something and just wait for Me.

My heart grieves when you believe the lies of the world that your strength comes from your independence. I’m never judging you. But I am the One who has everything you’re looking for.

Your desperation is what brings about that closeness that you’re looking for. If you love Me but don’t need Me, you’re automatically at a distance. I know neither of us want that.

I know you love Me, but do you need Me?

If you’re feeling stuck today, just express your need for Me. It sounds so simple, but it’s monumental. I have already chosen you. I love you with an unfailing and perfect love. I know you best. I know you have really good intentions, and I see your heart. I know you’re desperate for some guidance. I know you’re hurting and you need comfort and hope. I know you feel a little numb and you feel like you can’t even remember how to try and find Me. As things feel more still than you’d like, and a little too quiet, I promise; I’m still right here.

Seek Me, and you will find Me. I promise. I am your source. I am your strength. I am your joy and your peace and your comfort. I am the sustainer or your passion and your faith.

But if you are relying on yourself or someone else for any of these things, I’m not going to fight for My spot. I’m looking for your whole heart and your affection.

I love you no matter what or whom you choose. No caveats or questions. But I long for you to choose Me. I have all that you need. I hope you’ll choose Me back.

Love always,

Your Sustainer

 

O God, you are my God; I earnestly search for you. My soul thirsts for you; my whole body longs for you in this parched and weary land where there is no water. I have seen you in your sanctuary and gazed upon your power and glory. Your unfailing love is better than life itself; how I praise you! I will praise you as long as I live, lifting up my hands to you in prayer. You satisfy me more than the richest feast. I will praise you with songs of joy.” [Psalms 63:1-5]

 

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