Falling Apart

“I, God, do not change… Return to me, and I will return to you.”

(Malachi 3:6-7)

God never turns away from us, but we can turn from God.

The Bible teaches that God is our refuge, our strength, and our peace when the rest of the world is falling apart.

Even when our best laid plans are crumbling around us, God is near. It’s when we allow things like fear, anger and depression to rob us of our connection with God, that we begin to be overwhelmed by life.

We all face moments, sometimes seasons or even decades, where we lose our connection with God, and it’s in those times that we lose sight of real joy and contentment. Most often during such times, we are focused on ourselves, our plans, and our own wants and desires. We allow the world to become more important than our relationship with the One who created it all.

We can try to fill the void with people, places and things, and often we do just that, but in reality they are just distractions. They are a poor substitute for the deep, abiding satisfaction of being right with God, and feeling the presence of God in every moment.

When we are feeling empty, lost, and in chaos, it is never that God has abandoned us — just the opposite. We have abandoned God and let the idolatry of worldly and material things take precedence.

How wonderful it is to have a God that never changes, and that returns to us the very instant we choose to return.

All it takes is a tiny grain of faith, a simple and sincere prayer, a humble heart, and the Creator of all the universe is right there with us again, just as if it never left us — because it didn’t.

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