At the time of our attraction for a love interest, we often speculate if our infatuation is reciprocated. In our youth, we pull each petal off a flower to get an answer from the last petal pulled. It is a very silly concept but in our innocence we are convinced that such answer is true. This is because even as a child, we are unsure of how people feel about us, partly due to the finicky nature of all human beings. The last petal of the flower is the reassurance that we need. Sometimes it is joyful and sometimes it is disappointing.
With God it’s different. God’s love is pure, it is certain, and as He put it, “I am the same yesterday, today and forever.” It doesn’t matter that we are imperfect and sin almost constantly. God understands that it is in our nature to be faulty. But yet, He heeds our calls to Him always. There is no need to doubt if He has forgiven us when we do Him wrong, it is guaranteed that no matter how much we ask Him to forgive our sins, He will forgive us. Just repent and sin no more, He assures. He guaranteed this to all of us through the biggest price paid for by Jesus’ life. This is how much He loves us. So when the last petal says “He loves me not”, be assured that it will always be wrong.
God is all you need.
Our cries in the spirit of privileged candor, which God welcomes, He responses with two promises: 1) Our cry will never fall on deaf ears and 2) time will always bring an answer in your best interests. Always.
When “bad day blues” turn black with the unanswerable, and everything you thought you knew backfires, forget human philosophies or riddling theologies. Cry out to God. He doesn’t mind your complaints, and He’s never far away. His blessed assurance is the comfort He offers to us who love Him.
Until my next rant... LOVE ONE ANOTHER! Love you, mean it!