Last night, all I wanted to do was curl up on my Daddy's lap and have Him hold me with His tender loving arms. The Daddy I am referring to is not my earthly Dad, but my Heavenly Father. I cannot say why (literally, I do not know) that was my earnest desire. I felt distant. I felt withdrawn. I felt broken.
Maybe the reason for my plight was that of being a woman. A woman torn in all different directions. The demands of this world pressing down like a boulder. I am still just a girl, just a little girl in need of her Father's love.
No matter how strong a woman seems to be, she still needs love. Many women hide their need under a hard calloused shell to protect themselves due to past wounds that still desperately need healing. The shell doesn't cause the need to be any less.
As I sat curled up, I let Him hold me. I let Him love and comfort me. I need Him. The enemy whispers don't tell them...don't let them know your weaknesses. Is it a weakness to admit I need Him? Or is it a strength?
Jesus, I need you. I pray for my love for you to never grow cold. I pray for my compassion for a lost and dying world to never run dry. I pray for you to fill me with your love, to fill me with living water that flows from me continuously.
The Lord has appeared of old to me saying: Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with loving-kindness I have drawn you. Jeremiah 31:3
I am thankful to be blessed with an earthly father and husband that do love me, but I know that is not the case for everyone. Your Heavenly Father loves you so much. No matter what your relationship is like with your earthly father, you have a Heavenly Father whose love is unfailing. No matter what your relationship is like with your husband, you have a Bridegroom that rejoices over you.
If you are in need of love, I encourage you to climb up on His lap and let Him hold you with comforting arms of everlasting love.
I am going to be doing a series on Falling in Love with Jesus this month (the "love" month). May we never forget our First Love.