Several years ago, I faced a painful trial that caused me to spend many days in tears. One night, heartbroken and hopeless, I crept into the den so I wouldn’t wake my husband. I felt terribly alone and longed for God’s presence.
Sitting in my favorite chair, I whispered, “God, I need you!”
Grabbing a facecloth from the clean laundry basket to muffle my sobs, I knelt on the carpet facing the chair. Burying my face in the cloth, I sobbed, “Where are You, Lord?!”
That’s when something glorious happened. As I cried into the facecloth, it seemingly transformed. In my mind, the cloth turned into Jesus’ robe. It reminded me of the woman of Matthew 9:20 who, in desperation, reached out to touch Christ’s robe. The den walls faded away, and I felt as if my head was lying on God’s lap as He sat on His heavenly throne. I had never felt God’s presence in such a profound and personal way.
With my head “on God’s lap,” I cried for a long while.
Although it was several weeks before God intervened in my trial, I’ll always treasure the memory of that experience.
That night wasn’t the first, or the last, time God was there for me. Every time I receive Jesus’ kindness and compassion, I fall in love with Him again. My heart practically explodes with love for my Lord every time He shows me, in powerful ways, how much He cares about even my simplest circumstances.
He is the King of kings (Rev. 19:16), nevertheless He allows me – rather He encourages me – to come to Him whenever I need help – as I so often do.
Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews 4:16 ESV)
Jesus is undeniably holy, mighty and glorious. He’s worthy of all praise and allegiance, yet He continually extends His lovingkindness to me and those I care about.
I absolutely love this about our amazing God.
These are just a few reasons why I love my Redeemer and King. I’m privileged (and humbled) to know and serve Him.
What about you?
- Spend a few minutes recalling times when God had made Himself real to you. Times He intervened in your circumstances.
- Did it cause you to fall more in love with Him?
- If so, why not tell Him so?
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