Wandering lost doesn’t always look “lost” to others. When we were on the wrong side of grace (Romans 8:5-8) we did not think our actions were wrong, hurtful, or even dangerous. We were just having fun, living according to our own terms, but then something happened.

We came face-to-face with the reality of who we were, what we had done. The first time we encountered the true holiness of God we realized the rags we wore (Isaiah 64:6). Choices were made, to embrace the grace, mercy, and healing offered by Heaven, or to walk away (Luke 18:18-23).

Scripture is so clear when it comes to finding our way home. We just stop walking away from God, turn around, and call out to Him, Save me. It isn’t a poetic prayer, it just needs to be an earnest confession that we cannot live this life without God for one more day.

We roam all over, making mistakes, failing, stumbling, causing pain to ourselves and to others, all while God is waiting for us. Will we turn to God, take His hand, leave behind our broken things and embrace this new life? Or will we continue to wander this world without a GPS or even a battered map to try to find our way?

I pray you will see the blessing of new life, new purposes, new opportunities, and the freedom that comes from seeking God first (Romans 8:38-39).


About gretchenr17

Wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend. Writer, farmer, fellow sojourner... at every turn I learn a bit more about God's wild mercies.
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