You are made for romance and the only one who can offer it to you consistently and deeply is Jesus. Offer your heart to Him. – From the book Captivating by John Eldridge
Drama rama mode on the 11th day of February 2014.
While I was driving along SLEX, I felt really really sad and alone… I’m so worried… I actually prayed and felt the need for God to be there for me right at this moment. So as usual, I grabbed my iPod and select worship song playlist, I must worship in moments like this. Before I turned to worship playlist, my favorite song “Your Guardian Angel” by Red Jumpsuit Apparatus was playing. So I decided to play at mag-emote emote muna, ito yung song na gusto ko sana eh kantahin ng magiging boyfriend ko sa kin. Chos!
I used to play this song naman, kasi nga favorite ko sya! Pero this time it’s different. I’m stunned to hear God’s voice right at the moment, through this song. I felt like it was the Lord speaking every words in the lyrics. Yung tipo na very sure ako, that every lines are speaking to me so loud and clear, surreal it’s God! It’s like God telling me “Joy, yes you heard it right, I am your Guardian Angel.”
Here’s God’s Word for me:
Yes, Jesus is with me in every season of my life. He picks me up every time I fall. He always extends His hand for me and pick me up. He didn’t leave me and He will never ever will! In fact, the Bible says “The Lord Himself goes before you and He will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged.” Deuteronomy 31:8. Yes, He was sent to heaven, Jesus died for me in the cross, He gave His life for me because He loves me so much. He loves me unconditionally, and no boy or man can love me the way Jesus did, because His love is perfect. Yes, that’s the good news Jesus loves you and me!
I imagine, whenever we felt hurt and broken-hearted, it also breaks the heart of God and He gets teary eyed in joy whenever He see us joyful! The Lord desires ad wants us to be happy, even more than happy. The Lord, puts joy in our heart. Psalm 34:18 says “The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” God allows us to be broken, so He can make us whole again!
In all seasons, in the midst of stormy, rainy or even sunny days, God is God, He never change! He can brings joy and peace in us, day and night, because He is a loving comforting God. Psalm 26:3 says “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.”
“You’re my, my true love, my whole heart, please don’t throw that away. Coz, I’m here for you, please don’t walk away, please tell me you you’ll stay.” lyrics excerpt from Your Guardian Angel
Wow, Jesus can be our one true love. I know all this time, Jesus is pursuing me. I realized my fear comes from the thought that someone so special to me will leave me again. When my father passed away, I’m so hurt that he left us. When a boyfriend of seven years left me na ganun ganun lang, I’m hurt and feeling broken, ganyan! When I go out with guys, pursue you for a time, and hindi pa pala sila ready and kaya pangatawanan ang forever with me, they will just simply leave, mawawala na parang bula. Nakakaloka sila. Pero si God, ang promise nya, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” And I hold on to His promise, I will never ever be alone again. Eh ako din naman may kasalanan bakit ako laging nasasaktan, eh kasi pag na-inlove, nakakalimutan na si Lord, may pagka-shunga lang talaga when it comes to love. Yes, I’m one of those girls, who love, believe in forever and got hurt. But God never stops pursuing me. You may not feel God, but the truth is who is pursuing you everyday, He wants you back in His arms, Jesus loves you first!
I burst into tears and pray…
I’m sorry Lord for all the times that I walk away from You… Lord, thank You for Your Love is complete. You are my one true love and you gave your whole heart to me too! Thank you Lord for making me whole. Amen
Only God can be there for us through it all! Si Jesus lang talaga ang pwedeng forever!He is the only perfect God, who will never leaves us. Our loved ones, whether it’s our wife/husband, parents, son or daughters, friends, girlfriend/boyfriend may intentionally or unintentionally leave us or hurt us. Because all of them are imperfect and have flaws like you and me. All of them are temporary, they can leave you for some reasons or they may leave you because of death. But Jesus, He is perfect and eternal. We can always trust Him.
Even the man that I always dream to be my future spouse, He can never love me like Jesus, because he is also imperfect. He must not replace Jesus in my life. But He must at least model the way Jesus loves me and I will love him the same way. We must love each other less and more… Less than Jesus, but more than anyone or anything else.
Through this song, I encountered Jesus as my Guardian Angel, ah no, I can say more than a Guardian Angel, because He is God. A God whose with me, a God who knows me from beginning to end, a God who knows my past, concern in my present and prepares me for the future. The Bible says in Isaiah 41:10 ‘Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”
How about your personal encounter with God? Who is God in your life? I would love to hear!
He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the LORD. Psalm 40:3
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