Stepping Back Into God’s Love⁣

Clay work and reflection by Carolyn Lau ⁣

I used to see myself as someone who was pretty grounded in life. I had principles and values that I kept to, went for mass regularly and tried my best to live a life that I thought was pleasing to God. Despite all of this, I still felt a nagging sense of insecurity about myself, my purpose in life and my future.⁣ ⁣

One day at SOW, I had the sudden awareness that while my feet were planted firmly on the ground and I was physically stable and balanced, internally I was in turmoil and struggling with fears and doubts again.⁣ ⁣

It then occurred to me that the feet that I was standing on were created by God. Mounded carefully and lovingly by the hands of the Almighty for a purpose – to give me stability and to allow me to move. They belonged to Him and I belonged to Him.⁣ ⁣

As I brought these thoughts into deeper reflection and prayer, God revealed that many of my foundations in life were shaky because I had not allowed Him in. All the time, my assurances and grounding were from myself and the level of control I thought I had in my life. Being in control was a protective layer I had placed over myself and in doing so, I had unknowingly blocked God out too.⁣ ⁣

I felt the invitation to remove this layer of self-reliance and step barefooted again into God’s love – one that never fails and one that washes away all my sins and failings. ⁣ ⁣

Over the few weeks spent in SOW, we were always encouraged to move in faith not fear. With each step made in faith, I experienced myself walking the path of a life made new in Jesus Christ – my firm foundation on whom I can ground my past, present and future on.⁣