Is that how the prodigal’s father felt? Even though his son disconnected, his father’s heart was still an open connection. Verse 20 says, “…when he was still a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him.”
For years I did not feel that God loved me. Oh, I believed He loved everyone else, but I was the exception. Did you pick up on the lie I believed? The lie seemed so real, but the truth of God’s word was a lie to me.
I’ll never forget one time after I had fallen into the ravine. The Lord had told me to do something physical that seemed impossible. He assured me that He would help me. I obeyed, but I was shaking the whole time. His words to my heart upheld me every step of the way.
I sat down and I said something like, “Lord, that was so hard!” The lies that I had believed were more convincing than His truth that He would be with me to help me. Have you ever noticed that satan’s lies generate a lot of fear?
Isaiah 41:10 says, “Fear not, for I am with you…” Truth: He will never leave us nor forsake us (Hebrews 13:5). Truth: He is Ever Present (Psalm 46:1). Truth: His breath is in our lungs (Genesis 2:7).