"God never forsakes us. He is the only one who is not repelled by the depth and length of our needs."
Profound, isn't it? At first upon reading that, I was slightly offended. Do my needs really offend everyone except God? I suppose that if I were truly honest, despite me trying to keep my life as an open book, I don't go around declaring my fears, insecurities, and desires to everyone I run into. If I were to do that...well, I'd run from myself if I saw Emmie coming! Haha. But God really does know us; He is the only one who fully knows us. Before I realize my need for love, affection, trust, loyalty, kindness, fulfillment, etc., He knows that I need them. He formed me. He made me. I possess the fingerprints of God all throughout my life. Because He is so fully aware of the depth and length of my needs, He is the only one who can fulfill me. And despite knowing how dirty and weak I am, He promises to never forsake me. He promises to be with me. To be loving and faithful. Always.
"My Lord and Redeemer, when I did not know You, I was a slave to those who by nature are not gods (Gal. 4:8-9)...Father, Your word promises that the one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction, but the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life (Gal. 6:8). Teach me and help me to sow to please the Spirit. By faith I eagerly await through the Spirit the righteousness for which I hope (Gal. 5:5)."
While it is an indescribable blessing to have God's love and strength within us, it is important that we don't take His promises for granted. As a Christian, I must constantly ask my Father in heaven to grant me wisdom against the evil one, so that I may sow to please the Spirit, and further the kingdom, and not harm Christ's reputation, rather than sow for my own fleshly desires, which by nature are evil.
I hope you have a blessed weekend, and find ways to sow seeds for His kingdom.
--Inspired by "Praying God's Word," Beth Moore.