The Stuff of Fairy Tales
Want to know something I find funny? If you don't, I recommend you stop reading now. ;)
We spend our entire lives searching for somebody to love, for someone who understands us, and loves us and who will be there for us no matter what. The funny thing about that is that we already have that in God. But I think there are three simple reasons why most people never see that.
One is because to most of us it feels like God is intangible. We can't see Him physically standing in front of us (yet), He can't physically wrap His arms around us in a bear hug, or hold our hand, or sit in our room until we fall asleep at night. From childhood we're taught that to be comforted means to be held, to be verbally spoken to, but being comforted is so much more than that. By having a deep rooted faith and love for God, you will know that He is always there and therefore you're always comforted! Not only that but you will see His physical work in the world around you. He truly is everywhere, even if you can't see God Himself.
Reason two is because it just seems too good to be true. How could such a powerful being love us so unconditionally when we sin so much? I think we find it hard to believe that He so easily forgives us and still loves us no matter what! That's the stuff of Fairy Tales and it's also reality, whether we choose to believe it or not. I choose to believe.
The third reason is because we feel like if we do accept God's everlasting love for us, and we do come to terms with what that truly means, then we have to change who we are. As if we suddenly have to start reading the Bible, stop sinning, go to church every Sunday, stop cursing, all kinds of things. While you should always strive to be the best version of yourself and strive to be a more Godly person, He loves you already. That's part of the whole deal. You don't have to be anybody else, you don't have to earn His love. You already have it! He knows who you are, He knows you better than you know yourself. It's just coming to terms with that.
"My whole world is caving in but I feel you now more than I did then. How can I come to the end of me and somehow still have all I need? God I want to know You more, maybe this is how it starts. I find You when I fall apart. Blessed are the ones who understand we got nothing to bring but empty hands. Nothing to hide and nothing to prove. Our heartbreak brings us back to you." -Josh Wilson, click Fall Apart to hear the song.