Today, you have access to the Father.
Today, you can stop running away.
You’ve been running hard,
running in all sorts of directions,
But you never stopped to blink
and see that the Father
Has been in front of you this whole time
ready for you to say “Yes.”
"Yes Lord, I wanna come back to you
Even though I know I’ll screw up again
Even though I don’t feel ‘repentant’ enough
Even though I don’t feel like I mean it
Even though I feel like a loser
God, I’ll still come back to you
Because despite my heart telling me that I need to beat myself up or be sorry enough to come back to you
Despite my mind that tells me that I’ll keep sinning over and over again
I know that somewhere inside
There is the Holy Spirit
And he’s telling me
“Try, try again
You see, stop trying to
When the Father already lavished
all of the fullness of his love
Remember the cross again,
yes it was real
remember how I love you
Remember how I Am
I am love”
So stop trying to be perfect,
Stop trying to be this person you’ll never be
Stop clinging onto that little pride you had left,
that you can “earn”
the fullness of the love
of the Father
Stop letting your insecurities
—lies planted by the father of lies—
Drown out the voice of your Lover
and Friend and Savior and God
Stop choosing to listen to the wrong voice—
You have the power in you to do it,
You have the power of the Holy Spirit
Trust me, you don’t need to try
to “fix all your problems”
Because God already
And you can be holy like him,
But you gotta accept Jesus
You have to let him into your heart today
And tell him “yes, I love you!
I trust you,
even when my heart condemns me,
because you’re bigger than that!
And I have access to you!
And you love me!”
Trust him, and look straight back into his eyes.
Start walking intentionally with him again.
Read his word.
(Try 1 John.)
He’s never left you.
So acknowledge it!