What do you do when your desire for something becomes more important than your desire for God and thus, displaces the peace of His presence? This happens to me more often than I care to admit. Maybe I don’t get something I really, really want and despair wreaks havoc on my peace because I don’t run to God first. Or perhaps, a friend betrays me and the subsequent heartbreak reveals that the friendship had a higher place in my heart than God did. Perhaps I’m trying to accomplish a goal or plan and it is failing and the frustration and anger reveal that my plans didn’t include God. Do any of these scenarios sound familiar?

The Bible says: “As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him. For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust. But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children’s children.” (Psalms 103:13-14, 17) When we know God as our loving Father, then we cling to Him so tightly in our everyday life that He is interwoven into all our desires, plans and friendships. We don’t want to do anything without Him!

Does this describe your relationship with God?

God knows us—inside and out. He created desires within us and He wants to fulfill them in a way we cannot imagine. God created love and friendship, indeed, from eternity past the Father, Son and Holy Spirit have been engaging in a friendship more wonderful than our mind can comprehend. They invite us to join them! God knows our wants better than we know our wants; the closer we get to Him, the more we want what He wants.

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