“The Lord is close to all whose hearts are crushed by pain, and he is always ready to restore the repentant one. Even when bad things happen to the good and godly ones, the Lord will save them and not let them be defeated by what they face... the Lord has paid for the freedom of his servants, and he will freely pardon those who love him. He will declare them free and innocent when they turn to hide themselves in him.” (Psalms 34:18-19, 22 TPT)
I’m currently re-re-re-reading the Shack and I see the analogy that Papa GOD totally understands that we’re like puppies who are constantly being led away by noise and smell and action.
Child of the Living GOD, turn and hide yourself in him and ‘know’ that He is especially fond of you! ❤️