Remember as a child saying, “Again, Daddy, again,” when you wanted him to lift you up and twirl you, or dance on his feet or toss you up in the air, knowing and trusting fully he would catch you? Or maybe to let him know you wanted him to watch you do something you felt was magnificent, and he just couldn’t miss out? Like maybe do another cartwheel? You’d say, “Watch, again, Daddy.” Or, to simply be picked up and held in the strength of his arms.

Now, imagine how Jesus feels when you come to Him saying, “Again, Lord, again. Help me get through this trial. Teach me to love as You love. Help me to focus on You more each day.”

On and on, over and over. He doesn’t mind. He longs to hear your voice. He wants to give you the desires of your heart—as long as they are what He wants for you, as He knows what is best for you. Even if you think you do. Think ‘again.’

God will always want you to talk to Him. About everything. He’s your best friend and since He knew you before you were born, He has only your interest at heart. His answer(s) may not be what you want to hear, but you can be certain, it will be for your own good. He knows—all.

But, what do you think about Jesus asking you, “Again, child, again?” It doesn’t matter how many times you drop to your knees to pray about the same thing. He wants to hear you. He wants you to come to Him, again and again.

If you haven’t asked Jesus into your heart, I encourage you to do so. Your life will never be the same. His loving kindness will be unfathomable. His mercy is new every morning. And, oh, so much grace.

Once you know Him, you will be going to Him—again and again. He will lift you up and carry all your burdens, time and again.

His compassion is so great. He’s waiting, as He will, again and again.


Lamentations 3:22-24