“In the presence of God I have the only life I’m ever going to find that’s that beautiful, compelling, true.” – Dan Allender
To find yourself in the company of God is, I think, beautifully scary. The truth of our life contrasted with his will undoubtedly reveal our weakness, our struggle.
It is only because this contrast occurs in the context of absolute love, rather than shame, that we find a new way to move forwards beyond the weakness, beyond the struggle.
He’s not a God who points the finger and then walks away in annoyance, frustration or disbelief. He’s the God who sees (it all) and then will stop at nothing to jump in and bring life to wherever and whatever was fighting for breath – no questions asked.
Doesn’t the very life of Jesus illustrate that? His being sent to earth by this same God, was to bring and show a new kind of life to a world in need.
His here-with-us light doesn’t invoke the kind of shame that sends us hiding in the shadows, rather it invokes a kind of courage – that allows us, because of its warmth, to be drawn out. It partners with us in the mission of becoming the kind of person we hoped we could be – *before* shame ever took hold of our lives.
“Give God the right to direct your life, and as you trust him along the way, you’ll find he pulled it off perfectly!” Psalm 37:5 TPT