At your lowest?
Have you ever been down in the dumps? At your lowest? Yes for some that means that they have lost everything. I had a friend years ago who became addicted to a harsh drug, and it became his priority until one day he realized he had lost everything he loved, for something he thought he loved. He had lost his kids, his home, his wife and his career, all for temporary satisfaction. The worst part is, that every time he had an opportunity to escape that life, he would allow himself to give up and succumb to the draw of his addiction. It controlled him. He had literally lost everything.
For others at your lowest may not mean you are homeless or addicted to drugs. It may, in fact, mean you have everything, but realize that none of it has given you the happiness you thought it would. Perhaps at your lowest is that feeling when you realize you have nothing and are wretched in your heart. Although the story of the lost son that we have been reading all week seems to illustrate the first scenario. It really encompasses any of low. The reason being, that at your low, can be any point in your life when you have walked away from God and you no longer have him there to bring you comfort. At your lowest, is really being separated from the Father. The great news is that it does not matter what your low is, drugs, depression, riches without satisfaction.
Read: Luke 15:11-32
No matter the problem, the Father is standing on the front porch just watching for you. And when he sees you coming. He is so happy to see you, he doesn;t just wait for you to come, he runs to embrace you. He throws a party. He is happy you are home.
Journal: What do we see from the Father? What has he been doing while you were gone? Put yourself in the returning son's shoes, how does it feel to have the Father run to you, and embrace you? You are home, what does home mean to you?
Pray: Thank God today for waiting for you. Thank Him for what He has done, and all that He is willing to do for you. If you have not come home yet, Maybe now is the time to come home, the Father is waiting for you.
Revelation 3:20 says, " Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me."
The New King James Version (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1982), Re 3:20.
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Ryan Hodgins, pastor, coach. Married to a gorgeous wife. Father to three girls. I need this epic walk.
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