I was recently talking with the LORD in everyday conversation. “God I know it sounds silly or immature, but I need hugs…lots of hugs”.
If you’re like me, you just sometimes need God to reassure you that he is there and he is able to take care of you better than anyone.
Maybe you think you can’t bear this place where you are right now. You want to cry. You want to scream. You want your life to come back, and you want the “want to” to come back to you. You want to feel love, the way you once felt it.
In those moments…when it feels too hard to cry. Let me encourage you to let down your guard. Go to a secret place…in your heart of hearts
and…Ask (Matthew 7:7).
Just tell God how you feel as though talking to a friend. As though he is right in the room. Ask God to help you know what it is you need. He has a way of helping us sort our feelings and figure out what’s at the root of the heartache.
I know it’s hard to let the guard down. But just tell him what you need and let the Holy Spirit interpret for you…
In that place where hope and fear collide, is a sacred place of faith. And when we reach out in faith, in honesty, God is there.
And God has promised that he will supply all yours and my needs through Jesus (Philippians 4:19). Have you let Jesus be your enough? Have you let him fill your heart to overflowing?
Draw near to God. Let him come near to you. Let him hear every hurt you feel. Let him see your tears. Give him the space and time to cherish you, to reassure you that every tear that falls down your face is seen by him. He is close to your crushed spirit, your broken heart.
Let yourself be loved… by a God who kept nothing back from you. Ask him to help you. Ask him for what you think you need. Ask him for what you want. Let him sift through your requests. Don’t try to edit your prayers, just speak to him. He knows you for he created you so he could love you as his own.
Here’s my prayer for you this Valentine Season:
“I ask him to strengthen you by his Spirit—not a brute strength but a glorious inner strength—that Christ will live in you as you open the door and invite him in. And I ask him that with both feet planted firmly on love, you’ll be able to take in…the extravagant dimensions of Christ’s love. Reach out and experience the breadth! Test its length! Plumb the depths! Rise to the heights! Live full lives, full in the fullness of God.” From Ephesians 3 (MSG)
10 thoughts on “Needing a hug”
Thanks for writing this Tammy. I needed that hug!..
You’re welcome Jenny. You mean so much to our church body with your ministry of encouragement and coming alongside those journeying a rough road.
This is so good, thanks for sharing these thoughts!
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Thank you Sue. The dream of reaching people’s heart God’s encouragement in a blog is finally coming true. Blessings friend~
This is such a blessing for Jeff and me. You are such a beautiful writer.
Thanks Jenny, the beauty of the LORD rests upon you, his gentleness always shines from your life…
Thank you, Tammy. This is comfort in a difficult time. My husband is dying and I am drawing close to the Lord for his comfort and strength.
I am so sorry Jean. I will be praying for you sweet friend. May the LORD Jesus wrap you in his arms and hold you close.