God's There

So I love being there for others. I love when people trust me enough to tell me things they wouldn’t just tell anyone. I love listening and encouraging others. I love when people share things with me that are joyful. I love sharing my life experiences and knowledge about things. It has made me realize that that is probably how God feels.

In Exodus 20:5, it talks about how God is a jealous God. He is jealous when we share things, good and bad, with others before Him. He want’s us to tell Him everything. He feels the same way I feel when others tell me things. He loves knowing we trust Him so much by telling Him things we wouldn’t tell others. He loves when we confide in Him and seek His discernment and wisdom. He loves when we share not only the hard things in life, but He LOVES when we bring Him our joys and happiness and then praise Him for them (James 1:17). And that is how it should be. We should always confide in Him. He should always be the first person we run to to share everything. It also speaks to me about how we are made in the image of God (Genesis 1:27). How He reveals who He is through us. How we have God hidden in our hearts ready to be dug up and revealed.

Although my willingness to listen to others has been abused in the past, I want to say God will NEVER get tired of me or you talking to Him. He takes delight in caring for His children and seeing us turn to Him. He loves being there for us and being our safe haven. He loves us.

So today I encourage you to talk to God. Talk about whatever may be weighing you down and whatever you may be dying to share with someone else. Tell Him your joys and dreams too. Let Him be the one you share it with. He’s there waiting and ready to listen.