Hosea and Gomer- Judah Smith
I remember reading through Hosea for the first time and for the first time I started to somewhat have a grasp (though I can never fully understand) of the intimacy of His love, the price He had to pay to be with me, and how much He wants me…ME…the one who fails countless number of times to love God, the one that says she wants to try to love God more but doesn’t actually try, the one who knowingly takes advantage of His grace and love…
What a beautiful God I have..
it brings me great comfort knowing that no matter how broken and lost I am, the Lord knows that and invites me to trust and love Him more.
"This is the gospel, the welcoming heart of God. God cheers when we come to Him with our wobbling, unsteady prayers. Jesus does not say, ‘Come to Me, all you who have learned how to concentrate in prayer, whose minds no longer wander, and I will give you rest." No, Jesus opens His arms to His needy children and says, ‘Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest’ (Matthew 11:28). The criteria for coming to Jesus is weariness.Come overwhelmed with life. Come with your wandering mind. Come messy.”
A Praying Life, Paul E. Miller
The fact that you love me is the most profound truth I could ever know.