Another night of not being able to sleep. You toss and turn but no matter how fast the motion you can’t turn quick enough to make the thoughts fly out of your mind. They’re still there. Each thought, memory and picture becoming more and more vivid. You don’t want to remember anymore, you don’t want to think about the choices you have made, you can’t handle another night closing your eyes only to be reminded of what you so desperately want to forget or escape. You ask yourself; “Why won’t this pain stop? Haven’t I cried enough tears? Am I still not over this?”
The night seems long and lonely, in fact you’ve grown to fear having to go to sleep because it’s not restful and relaxing, it’s painful and difficult. It feels like you’re the only person awake. There is no one to talk to. No where to turn.
Yet if you stop and pause for a moment you will hear the night owls going about their business, if you look up at the sky you will see the moon shining to give light to the world with his little stars as helpers and if you step outside your front door you will feel a gentle breeze causing the trees to bend and move in all directions. Oh precious one, you are not alone. The same God who causes the owls to cry out praise to Him, and tells the moon when to rise and set, the same God who has the power to speak to the wind and it obeys; He is near. He is near to you.
You are never unnoticed. You are never overlooked. You are constantly being loved by the God who sent His one and only Son to come and die in your place. Those questions you’re fighting, those thoughts that are consuming you, that situation that is engulfing you is nothing in comparison to the love God has for you.
Jesus is calling you today; “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 28:11) Don’t you want that rest?
You haven’t strayed too far from Him to not be welcomed back. He is waiting for you with outstretched arms.
Your sin isn’t so bad that you can never be forgiven. Jesus has paid the price. He wants to forgive you and set you free.
You don’t need to ‘get yourself together’ or ‘fix your brokenness’ before you start speaking to God again. He specializes in transforming broken lives into people who are made in the likeness of the wonderful Lord Jesus.
Friend, won’t you come to Him and find everything you’ve been looking for and more? Won’t you have your sins forgiven and experience true peace and joy? Won’t you trust in a love that will never fail? Won’t you give your life to the One who gave His all for you?
God is near. He is calling you. This is what you’ve been longing for.