Let your problems melt away in My presence. Do you not know My character? Have I not proven Myself worthy? Let Me work all things for your good. Focus on that – My goodness – and leave your inadequacy where it belongs – at the foot of the cross. 


Intimacy is when you’re not just focusing on the problem you have, you decide to focus on how good God is, how real He is. You focus on the encounters you’ve had together, and you know He is pleased with you going after Him. You’re not wearing Him out.

This place of being focused on Him – His willingness and His adequacy in the midst of your terrible inadequacy – this place isn’t a religious relationship. It’s a real one. This is how you have victory and how you are an overcomer in every single part of your life. 

People who seek God in a radical way, find God in a radical way. Don’t come before God telling Him how horrible you’ve been or what a bad sinner you are. That is the equivalent of an ugly woman saying, “Don’t you want me?” No! 

What’s real is, Christ has made you beautiful and you need to go before Him and be beautiful to Him. What good is it for us to feed and love people, and minister to people if we don’t know how to minister to Jesus? We need to be ministers to the King and come before Him in a way that is pleasing to Him.

He has washed you white as snow. He calls you friend and family and has made you a joint heir to His eternal inheritance. He doesn’t want you coming before Him like a beggar or an orphan. You and I are told to be confident when we come before Him because He paid a great price for that.

Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need – Hebrews 4:16

Focus on Jesus. Your problems pale in comparison to Him. Let His awesomeness remind you that He finds you worthy because you’re His and He sees His reflection in you. Be confident because He is.