I go through life, day to day, running from one thing to another. I am planning the next day, crossing off my to-do list and racing against the daylight hours to get it all done. But does it matter if I have a clean house? Does it matter if I plan the perfect day of school? Does it matter if my to-do list gets shorter? Does it all really matter that much?
I try to do it all. It's exhausting. I can't do it. Not alone.
This new year has been a turning point. I am searching out God and His word more than ever before. I am learning the characteristics of God in an entirely new light. Each day brings me to a new realization about who He is and how true His love is for me. There is a new spark in my heart. My soul clings to His promises and looks to Him for answers. I read more of His word. I trust in Him more and more. I take out piece after piece of the worldly me and throw it away. I'm making room in my heart. I want to know my God more deeply now than I ever have before.
I am finding Him in the littlest and biggest of things. A pink rose growing through a fence has a meaning. It is God's way of telling me He sees me and loves me. "Here is a rose just for you, your eyes, destined to be at this place, at this very moment."
Never think He has abandoned you or forgotten about you. He loves you more than you could ever fathom. Look around and see how His creation speaks to you about His unending love. It is written in the stars. It is sung from the birds. It is whispered in the wind. You are His beloved. He sacrificed his one and only Son so that you could live eternally with Him. He is waiting with open arms for you to run to Him.