surprised by truth in the middle of a movie

I do love a good movie. Give me a bowl of popcorn and a sappy, boy-meets-girl-and-overcome-impossible-odds-to-live-happily-ever-after, and I’m quite happy.

But, I don’t normally expect deep truth there. Until last night when I almost fell off the love seat after hearing:

You’re hoping that when you finally find the courage to trust that your father never stopped loving you, and you tear open that pain you’ve been carrying around, there’s forgiveness inside.

My mind immediately leapt to our heavenly Father.

Isn’t this what we wish for – to have a Father who never stops loving us? To be cherished by a Poppa we can trust? To be able to believe He loves us in spite of what we’ve done?

Don’t we hope most of all that when we’re finally brave enough to face our deepest fear/pain, we’ll find His forgiveness waiting?

Hope like that, my dear [friend], is what faith is about.

Faith that believes God loves me even on my terrible, horrible, very bad days, when I’m knee deep in the muck.

It’s trust in the One who hides treasures of truth all over and never stops covering us with grace every single day.

That’s a God worth believing.

Janna, Grace Embracer

P.S.  Do you think it takes courage to trust God?

Photo Credits:  hope sign,  popcorn party