Return to the Lord
During my life, I have strayed away from God and His sweet Son, thinking I could "do it" by myself, or that He was taking too long to fulfill His promises. Thankfully, He always rescued me, even when it required me to be in the kiln. I had to learn about how iron sharpens iron, and how important it is for Him to refine us, shape us, prepare us. We have to be ready for the plans He has for us. He says in Jeremiah 29:11 that he indeed does have a plan for us, and He knows those plans. Plans for hope and a future. Plans to prosper us. The problem I always had was that I wanted to know the plan too. Sometimes, we just aren't ready to know His plan! He has to have us do some groundwork before we can receive what He has for us in the way He needs us to receive it so He gets the glory He so richly deserves.
If you have turned away from God, no matter what the reason, it's not too late to return to Him. He is waiting for you, still loving you, still wanting you to love Him back. He created us to worship Him and give Him praise, and it's always ok to do that. No matter where you've been, what you've done, who you have hurt - or who has hurt you. Forgive yourself and return to the one who first loved you. I did, and I am so much better for it.
My prayers are with the readers of this post. Seek Him and live!
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