“He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.” (Deuteronomy 32: 10)
God’s love finds us wherever we are. He is with us in the wilderness, in those times that feel confusing, dark, and lonely. We are never without His eye upon us and His arms around us. We are not small and unworthy or too far off for God to see or to tenderly care for. We are always the very apple of his eye, the center of His thought and the very focus of His sight.
You are never lost from Him, from the direct gaze and immediate help of God’s Love and His wise guidance. God brought the children of Israel out of the desert of limit and fear and into the knowledge of their heritage as the very sons and daughters of God. We, too, are His beloved children, never far from His heart and the very expression and object of His perfect Love.
The wilderness cannot hold us captive when we are in God. He fills the place of doubt and fear with the calm, confidence of His loving presence and holy purpose. The desert land is not dry and dull and fruitless with God in it. His wisdom instructs us, opens our eyes to see the abundant garden of promise, one that we are capable of faithfully tending and causing to grow and blossom.
You are the apple are His eye. You are the pupil in His eye and the pupil of His instruction. You will never be lost in the dark or lost in ignorance. God sees you clearly and loves you dearly, always, perfectly, and now.
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