It’s been a long, hard journey. I’m weary of my own sin and stubbornness. I’ve been away far too long, tinkering with the world as if it held some kind of promise. Chasing dreams I thought meant so much to me.
And then one day – BOOM!!! It all came crashing down. And when I thought about it, it was a wonder it hadn’t happened before. My dreams are flimsy. Like tendrils of smoke from a dying fire.
I realized it’s time – high time – to go back home. Back where I’m loved, where forgiveness awaits, and where I truly belong.
“They will come with weeping; they will pray as I bring them back. I will lead them beside streams of water on a level path where they will not stumble.” Jeremiah 31:9.
When I read this verse, I can see God leading me from my sin, my pain, my sorrow, and my broken dreams to beautiful places, full of hope and purpose. Beautiful places like this one, along the streams in Grand Teton National Park.
When I truly repent and turn back to God, He doesn’t reprimand me or shame me or make me feel like some kind of idiot. He welcomes me and clothes me with grace and dignity. He leads me to beautiful places beside streams of water, where He meets all my needs. He walks beside me, on paths where I will not stumble. He wants the very best for me.
He’s the One I want to come home to, the One I can trust with all my tomorrows. It’s worth it to give up my sin, my stubbornness, and my sorrow to humbly come home to Him.