For When You’re Far From Home

I’m happy to introduce to you a special guest & dear friend of mine, Maddie Queen! I met her on tumblr about nearly three & a half years ago, and we became great pen pals! Always encouraging, and real to the core, her words are a joy to read, and you can find her blog by clicking on her name.
In six months, I’ll be leaving everything I know and moving eight hours south. Goodbye family, goodbye friends, goodbye familiar places. It seems so strange that in a short time, everything I know will change. These seventeen years have gone by so quickly, and now, the sun is setting on my childhood. It’s almost time to pack my things and start the next chapter of my life.

Amidst all this change, of which I haven’t been the biggest fan of in the past, one thing stays consistent. God. He is the one and only thing I can and will carry with me to college and beyond. People and places, they all will eventually fade. The idea terrifies me. But God and His promises? Those will follow me wherever my story goes. The true source of my joy, strength, hope, and peace is rooted in the heart of the Father. His love will follow me through all of my days.

 It follows you too. His love relentless pursues us no matter where we go, no matter what we do. He continues to invest in our hearts and in our lives. He shows it in the book of Genesis, with the dawn of Creation. Despite going to sin, God takes His Adam and Eve and provides for them, loving them and keeping their best intentions in mind. God follows Esther to the King’s feet, and protects her there. God follows Jesus to the Cross, and in that moment, redeems all of humanity.

 Whether you’re home, or very far from it, He promises to be faithful to you too.

 “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.”

 – Deuteronomy 31:6

With His Love,

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