Even if God never gives you your dream job, he has given you everything.
Even if you never have the opportunity to use your considerable gifts, he has given you everything.
Even if you do use your gifts and the job is falling short of expectations, he has given you everything. Your marriage, your kids, your parents. They could be nothing but trouble, but God has given you everything.
Even if what you want for your life doesn’t match reality, he has given you everything.
What’s the everything? Christ!
By giving you Christ to suffer and make satisfaction for your sins, God the Father has poured out his heart of love for you.
You need to see that what your heart longs for is found in Christ. You long for a father who notices you, who is kind and loving, who adores you. God the Father does!
In Christ, the Father has scooped you up and brought you into his arms and showers you with kisses. He has called for the caterers so he can throw you a party.
You are no longer an orphan in the universe. You belong to the God of the universe who happens to be your Father.
We live everyday in the face of such love.
Talk to me.