As a little girl, I used to go for ‘walks and talks’ with my Dad. I apparently did most of the talking, but Dad always answered my questions. I felt safe with him, despite my fear that he too might leave us, as my birth father did.
As a not so young girl now, I find it hard some days to feel connected with my Father. Too much hiding due to hurts, too much shame over my sins, too many walls to cover my unwell places – any one of these can make it hard for me to reach out, as can the fear that maybe, just maybe, He won’t want me anymore.
Recently God reminded me that as His child, I can come just as I did literally so many years ago, slip my hand into His, and go for a walk and talk at any time.
His love welcomes me as I am in the moment, and He is always waiting for me to come and be with Him. Always. His love made the way, and His grace keeps it open, 24/7.
He longs to speak wisdom and purpose into my life while we converse, to heal my hurts, set me free & restore my soul as my safe place to come and be.
“You are my hiding place. You will protect me from trouble. You will surround me with songs of deliverance.’ (Psalm 32:7)
“Run To The Father” by Cody Carnes
🎶My heart has been in Your sights long before my first breath. Running into Your arms is running to life from death. And I feel this rush deep in my chest, Your mercy is calling out. Just as I am You pull me in and I know I need You now.
I run to the Father, I fall into grace. I’m done with the hiding, no reason to wait. My heart needs a surgeon, my soul needs a friend. So I’ll run to the Father again and again and again and again.”🎶