It is my second day in reading “The Purpose Driven Life” by Rick Warren. Actually, this is the nth time of trying to complete the 40-day journey with this book. I always fail to finish the book even though how much I wanted to. I hope this time around, I will be able to make it to the end of the 40 days.
Anyway, I was reading the passage for Day 2 and at the end of the article, a poem by Russell Kelfer was written.
I feel like my heart was pierced and I cannot help the tears from falling down my eyes.
“God love you.”
He loves you and me more than anything He has ever created. He created us so he can express his LOVE.
“No, that trauma you faced was not easy and God wept that it hurt you so. But it was allowed to shape your heart so that into His likeness you’d grow.”
I often feel alone these past few days. Every failure, every mistake, every wrong decision seem to magnify the loneliness and emptiness in my heart. I fail to realize that God is there too. He is weeping with me as each tear fall. He felt bad for me every time I fail or make a wrong decision. But despite all the darkness I was in, God is there, constantly telling me that HE LOVES ME.
“BUT I WAS TOO STUBBORN TO REALIZE THAT.”
I was too preoccupied in making everything right and covering every bit of mistake that I fail to appreciate that He is shaping through all the pain.
God loves me. He loves us all.
Stay in love. Stay in God’s love!