Even if you have been banished to the most distant land under the heavens, from there the LORD your God will gather you back. Deuteronomy 30:4
Moses had told the people that if they follow God with all of their heart, they will prosper and be made the head of all nations. He also said that if they disobey God, they would be destroyed as a nation. The people are warned that they will fall away from God in the future, but they are also given some hope. After they have fallen away and been scattered over the earth, if they turn back to God, He will bring them back, regardless of how far away they are.
There are some people who grew up in a Christian home, serving and loving God. As they get to teen-age or young adult levels, they walk away from God. They start choosing a path that is far from God and filled with great sin.
Years later, someone reminds them of Jesus, and they turn it down, because they feel they have walked too far away from God to get back. Many feel that they have sinned too much for God to forgive them anymore and that God does not want them again.
You may be in that place. A lonely place where you have chosen things that pulled you away from God. You chose to disobey God and walk away and feel you can’t get back.
No matter how far you have walked away from God, you can still get back to Him. God is everywhere, even where you are as you try to walk away from Him. As soon as you turn towards Him, He turns and runs to you.
God does not seek to destroy you. He has no desire to destroy anyone. Jesus came to save everyone in the world, which includes you. God will go any distance needed to get you to come back to Him or to come to Him for the first time.
Accept the forgiveness Jesus offers and start serving and loving God again. He will love and restore you. He wants that relationship with you.
Are you loving God?
Or are you running in fear from Him?
I pray today that you will give your life to God; that you will return to God with all of your heart; that you will know the forgiveness Jesus gives; and that God will restore you to what He wants you to be.