It's so incredible how we continue to hide from the One who can heal us. God is not earnestly looking for us so He can punish us. Yes, there are consequences for our decisions, but even those are full of an enormous amount of His mercy. He holds back what we really deserve and instead disciplines us in the framework of His unending love.
No, God comes into the garden of our hearts, earnestly looking for us, lovingly calling out to us, "Where are you?" (Gen 3:9) He is calling out for us to bring our hearts back to Him so he can heal us from the hurts that cause us to turn away and hide from Him in the first place. He created us to be right by His side, not to hide from Him.
He is calling us back home.
Aba Father help me to intstantly run to You rather than hide from You when I am a mess! Only You can take my mess and create a message for the glory of Your Kingdom!