The trees are budding, daffodils are blooming, parks are full of children playing and running through the grass, and even the birds are singing a happy tune. It is officially spring, and hopefully you are feeling a sense of renewed energy as the sun starts to warm up the earth again.
Even if life’s circumstances don’t always resemble a bright and sunny day, there is place where we can go to feel a warmth like we’ve never known – and that place is into the presence of God, the Creator of all things.
How do you enter the presence of God? You’re already there. Even if it “feels” like He is distant – that feeling comes from a human position of pain, suffering, doubt, and more. This distance is perceived – it is not real – it is something the enemy uses in our life to separate us from that which will help to make us strong.
In Hebrews 13:5, God assures us that He is with us, and He will never leave us or forsake us. Even if you do not FEEL Him near, just talk to Him anyway – He IS there. You don’t need special words, a special place, or even a special reason. You can talk to Him about anything – your worries, your concerns, your questions, your fears, your pain, your anger, and your frustrations. You can also talk to Him about your dreams, your goals, your gratitude, your joy, your love, your To Do list, your priorities, and more. He is there for you, through it all – good, bad, and otherwise.
If you haven’t spoken to God in a while, there’s no time like now. Go outside, feel the warmth of the sun on your skin, look up to heaven and have a little conversation with God. He wants you just as you are, no matter what your state-of-mind is right now – just talk to Him. He’s listening.
If you or a family you know could use any type of support from Ragan’s HOPE due to experiencing a catastrophic illness or injury of a child – we are listening too! We have so many opportunities available for families to experience the hope, healing, and love that can only come from a place of experience, because we have been there too.
If you would like to find out more about being supported by Ragan’s HOPE, or about volunteering with Ragan’s HOPE, contact us today – we would love to hear from you!