Bible Verse: “Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you.” Jeremiah 29:12

Scripture Reading: Ezekiel 34:16

Some people are simply unapproachable. You never know how to share your heart or concerns with them—especially when it’s about them. Certain attributes are consistent with these people. They often have a judgmental attitude about events of life. They are systematically resistant to change, especially when it involves them.

Also, they tend to attack with greater fervor when they feel even momentarily on the defense. Often their “unapproachableness” is invigorated when their tactics meet with success. These bullies make us want to retreat, give in, and even apologize for the way we feel. Eventually, we convince ourselves that reconciliation, restitution, and restoration are impossible with these people.

So we quit. Give up. And hold our thoughts and feelings in contributing to the impasse. These tensions exist in marriages, workplaces, and the church. But aren’t you glad we have an approachable God who is not like mankind? Approachable in every way.

DO THIS: Approach God, and let him love and accept you.

PRAYER: God, thanks for approaching me when I feel unapproachable. Help me to be approachable like you.

— Vince Miller, founder of Resolute


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