Lovingkindness

Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord you God will be with you wherever you go. – Joshua 1:9

“Abide with Me.”

I am complete in you, Jesus. I agree with you that I am enough. I am loved passionately. You delight in the me of this present moment.

I walk away from my less-wild lovers. I long for intimacy of heart with You. I will allow pain to be present and lay it before you like a child bringing a broken toy to his father. Like a child I come, vulnerable and trusting.

Your words to me are salve to my pain. Your words heal my brokenness. Your passion pours out like wine for me to drink and become intoxicated by your Love. I lean into You, compelled by sorrow into your compassionate embrace. You are the Lover of My Soul. In You I find rest.

Thank You for stress, struggle, and sorrow, for without them I would not come to know You. Thank You for beauty, rest, and joy, for without them I would not come to know You.

If my world crumbles in darkness around me, I am loved by You. If the sun shines brightly with hope, I am loved by you.

Thank You for giving me yourself instead of answers. If I had the choice between friendship with You or having my questions answered, I would choose knowing and being known by You.

You love me with wild passion and long jealously for my heart. You invite and receive me as I am, where I am with eager tenderness every time.

The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.” – Psalm 32:8

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