Do you ever have the desire to just be with God?
To not have to pull back the layers of distractions or responsibilities, but to just be with Him, as if He was sitting right beside you? I feel it so often.I often wish life was not so grand, so my human mind would not be so scattered. I just want to be, with God. To be in his midst, without having to act, decide, think, worry. Without any tug and pull of this world’s burdens. Ann Voskamp wrote something that my heart reacts to:
When you know your Father’s loving — what can you fear losing? He hears us. He loves us. He has us. So whatever happens, He’s good and we’re good. I look at him — He’s like a man completely resting on water. Isn’t that it? We pray to the Lord knowing His answer is Love. God is no genie and we don’t pray to God to pry something from God. We pray to God to be prepared by God for a purpose of God. We don’t pray to get more from God — we pray to become more in Christ. We pray because entering His presence is the answer to all our prayers. Somedays just laying our head in His hands is the way we lay the burdens down. The scars on His hands were made to be the perfect ditches for our tears. The Farmer pulls me into him and wraps me in more faith and we stand together watching the sky, how the rain goes north. How it comes down right here like a certain promise: When your prayers look right into the face of Christ — every hopeless end turns into an endless hope.
The simplicity, the vulnerability, the honesty of her words are cleansing water to my soul. Somedays just laying our head in His hands is the way we lay the burdens down. It’s not all effort, all the time.
My heart swells at the idea of laying my weary human head in God’s hands.
And even though the day has not arrived when I can physically do that, my heart and soul do it continually.
Grace upon grace, hope upon hope… it’s all in Jesus. And that’s where I want to rest.