God Is Better

God is near and far at the same time. Isn’t that just the strangest thing to wrap your head around?

Yet, the Bible is very clear that this is the case. Not only that, but He makes it very clear that when we become His children He will never leave us or forsake us, which is a pretty cool thing when you think about it.

But, can the same be said for us? Our hearts are fickle at best. We are so easily led by the shiny, the glamorous, the amazing, that we rarely think about what we may be walking away from in order to try to get to that which is looking so good to us at the time.

How many times do we impose on the grace and love of God by choosing to walk away from Him? Walking away from how He says we should live, in order to just get a taste or a view of something we know He wouldn’t approve of?

Many times we’re just ‘checking it out”, just “seeing what it’s like” when we find that we’re headlong into an area that we didn’t think we would ever be found in. And to make matters worse, we get lost there and can’t see a way back. Like sheep with no homing instinct we are lost until He comes out to rescue us once again.

In our arrogance don’t we just think, ‘He’ll forgive me, after all he loves me and I just can’t help myself, this is just how I am’. Isn’t that why Christ came? Because we can’t help ourselves because of how we are? To give us what we need to walk with Him?

But we still have a choice no matter how difficult it is. Either to live walking with Him in the path that He wants for us, or impose on His goodness by walking away then coming back. Walking away then coming back over an over again.

When we live our lives this way what we’re basically saying over our shoulder as we walk out the door and down the long curved hallway again is ‘I know there’s something better than You and I’m just going to try it out for awhile, but, if it doesn’t work out I’ll be back.”

How many of us have come back? Again? And again? And again?

How many times do we have to behave this way before we realize that there is nothing better than Him? That no matter what, God is better?

“For this is what the LORD requires of you men, only to act justly, to love faithfulness and to walk humbly with your God.”

Micah 6:8

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3 Responses to God Is Better

  1. Bruce says:

    Sarah,
    Thanks so much for this post. I discovered it, on the day you posted it, while I was working on a new blog questioning the very existence of God among other things. Your post almost stopped me from publishing my new agnostic blog, but I was really determined “to get that which was looking so good to me at the time”. Your post continued to haunt me and call me back. I am now facing my pride and arrogance. I am very grateful to God for drawing me back through your blog, and to you for being open to his leading in your writing. I will, by the grace of God, stick to my original “Thank you Jesus” blog, and I will shut down the new one. May God continue to bless you and your writing.
    With much gratitude,
    Bruce

    • Hi Bruce,
      Thank you so much for sharing with me how God is touching your life. It is an amazement to me that God is so in love with us that He will use the most unlikely things to draw us back to Him, even in the midst of our trying to find something better. I am so grateful that you are sticking with your original blog, I know that God will continue to bless you.
      Shalom,
      Sarah

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