31 Days of Biblical Truths, Devotionals

The Lord Gathers You Near

Find your tribe.

Connect with your peeps.

Gather with your friends.

You know, sometimes you don’t have a tribe, connect with people, or have a gathering of friends. It’s not that you don’t try, aren’t friendly, or you’re awkward. The out-of-place feeling isn’t something that you manifest. It’s just something that sometimes follows us like a dark shadow of self-doubt and disillusion.

In my married life I have moved seven times in twenty-one years. That’s seven new-starts, seven new cities, seven new churches, seven new homes (and sometimes we moved houses in those same locations so that’s twelve sets of new neighbors), and seven times that my tribe was disbursed from underneath me. Gatherings disappeared.

It’s a lonely road every time we gather up our lives and hope that it makes it through the miles and is unscathed by the elements. As we unwrap our selves in our new home, it starts to take longer to find the peeps that will be my new family. And what’s even more grievous is watching my children struggle through it.

Our family needs to get through these constant changes and bitterness that often times accompanies change. We can’t just pull ourselves up by our bootstraps and rely on our own inner strength. We have to place our trust in God’s sovereign plan. He gathers us to Him in these adjustments and sees us through the trials.

Hebrews 4:16 NIV

Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

We have to hold on to our confidence in the Lord and that His grace and mercy extends upon us constantly. Without these Godly characteristics of our loving Father we would be lost and wandering without hope.

James 4:8

Come near to God and he will come near to you.

Draw near, gather close and the Lord will see you through. When you are changing seasons, and searching for a place to take root, remember who is in control. He is always reliable.

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