I hate seeing people struggle and hurt over things in their lives, over pain they feel, and even over pain they may have caused. And I have found, perhaps my just in my experience, the reason folks don’t want to turn to God in that moment is that they think God is mad at them.
God is out to get them.
Perhaps God is even the one causing their pain to get them back for whatever they may have done wrong in the past.
They feel like God wants to get them, punish them, destroy them.
Maybe this morning, that may even be you. Maybe you feel that way right now. Maybe you think God is out to get you, destroy you, punish you.
If so, listen to what God says through Ezekiel this morning:
“Do you think that I like to see wicked people die? says the Sovereign Lord. Of course not! I want them to turn from their wicked ways and live.”
God is not out to get you. God loves you. God wants you to live. God wants you to know life. God wants you to know mercy and joy and peace and hope and life. God wants you to know and experience the depth of His love and mercy.
He loves you.
He wants to know you.
And, He wants to forgive you and bring you home today.
He wants you to know the power of hope, life, and forgiveness. God wants what’s best for you today. And, you can trust Him.
Let me say it again. You can trust Him. No matter what you’ve done, what you’re doing, what you’re going to do. He loves you.
God is not out to get you. He wants you to know life. Today, no matter where you are in your walk with God, and other people, know this.
God loves you.