God doesn’t want to be a stranger.
He doesn’t condescend our failures, He descended to our places. He walked our dusty paths and traveled well-worn roads to meet us.
He’ll come and meet you, right where you are.
God is not unknowable.
He doesn’t stand aloft, aloof; He waits patiently for invitation.
He wants you to cry out to Him, call on Him, count on Him.
He is not mad and overbearing; You cannot sin more than He can forgive.
You cannot make more mistakes than He can use.
There is no tear He cannot comfort, no trial He will not walk you through.
He doesn’t want you to be afraid.
God doesn’t want to stand off at a distance, watching, waiting.
He’ll reward you if you seek.
He has plans for you, he has hope for you, he has a future and you are in it.
He has wisdom for you, if you want it. He gives it freely when you ask.
He has strength for you, when you are weak in the knees, and He has rest when you are weary. He has perfect peace when all you’ve got is turmoil.
He knows your needs before you ask, your heartaches, your sorrows, the little things that delight your heart.
He has meaning for your life, and purpose.
God doesn’t want to keep you at arms length; He isn’t far away.
God wants to wrap you in His loving arms.
He heals your broken heart, he bandages your wounds.
He takes away your tears, and seals them up in a bottle.
He washes away the dust and stink of your dirty feet.
He wants you to know and hear and heed the whisper of His voice.
He sings for joy because of you.
He calls you friend, He calls you child, He calls you firstborn.
He calls you Loved.
Romans 5:11, NLT So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God.