Step by Step

Step by Step

“One small step at a time, my sweet girl,” I heard Abba’s voice like a whisper that resonated in every part of me. I heard his voice drawing me. It felt like I was waking from a dream.

His voice brought clarity and light to my soul and I knew I could trust Abba. I knew I could do what he was asking and I was so thankful for this. Abba had taught me how to follow him and he had convinced me I could trust him. I was so thankful for all he’d done for me and how he had led me step by step by step.

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Just Walk

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“Come on, sweet girl,” I heard Abba’s soothing voice as He picked me up off the ground, wiping the dust and gravel off of me, “You’ll be okay. Just walk. Just take one step at a time and follow after me. You can do it!”

I was confused at what had happened and why I had been on the ground in the first place. I couldn’t remember what had happened. I felt slightly out of sorts and my eyes seemed to burn just a little but I chose to focus on Abba’s voice.

I chose to listen to him as he encouraged me. He knew what had happened and what was next. He knew exactly what I needed and how to best take care of me. He told me to walk one step at a time and so that I would do.

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Will You Heal My Broken Heart?

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“Abba, please help me,” little girl said, looking up at Abba with sorrow in her eyes.

“What’s wrong, little girl? Are you okay?”

Abba knelt down and tenderly picked little girl up. As he picked her up, she held onto him and would not let go. Despite the fears and concerns she still had to overcome, little girl knew Abba was safe and that he loved her very much.

After Abba held little girl tightly for what felt like hours, she asked Abba a question. Little girl spoke quietly, almost a whisper, “Abba, my heart still hurts sometimes even though you’ve helped me so much. Will my heart always hurt?”

“Little girl, I love you beyond words. I care for you and I will heal you fully, completely. Your heart won’t always hurt.” As Abba said these words, tears filled his eyes. He fully understood what little girl had experienced and why her heart felt broken at times and his heart hurt because her heart hurt.

Abba had never been distant from little girl’s experiences and he loved her beyond comprehension.

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“Abba, is it just you and me here for the rest of my life?” little girl asked, almost unaware she had asked this out loud.

Abba smiled and looked down at little girl as she stared at the sidewalk, playing a game as she walked.

“Are you tired of just you and me, little girl?” Abba asked, anticipating little girl’s response.

When Abba said this, little girl realized what she had said. She looked up at Abba’s eyes, tender and filled with love for her. Little girl felt a little bit bad about what she had just said. “No, no, no! I love to be with you, Abba. I just wondered if there were more in our family? I always wanted a team of brothers and sisters to play with and have fun with.”

Little girl looked down right after she said this, hoping she hadn’t said something wrong.

Abba bent down and picked her up. He knew little girl so well. He knew her desire for a family, a team that was on her side. He fully understood little girl’s heart. “I understand, little girl. I love you so much. I look forward to introducing you to more of your family one day soon. You have so many wonderful brothers and sisters! I can’t wait for you to meet them!”

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Love’s Safety

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Little girl was growing up fast. Her time with Abba had marked and changed her heart and her life forever. Abba had loved her in such a profound way. She had always hoped and dreamed this kind of love was available. Her years of life before she came to Abba’s house and was adopted by him had nearly eroded her deep hope of finding acceptance and unconditional love.

Little girl had grown and changed so much in her years with Abba. She was so thankful for him and for his hand of kindness in her life.

Little girl was about to embark on a new challenge with Abba. He had called her to run upon the hills with him, to leave the comfort of just being with him and to go on a new adventure. She trusted Abba but she wondered what it would be like.

Little girl wondered and thought about her next adventure. She got worried and concerned, sad and afraid. The fears and the challenges of the next step in her journey with Abba began to overwhelm her. And sometimes she forgot she was going with Abba. She thought she would be on her own again.

Abba saw little girl sitting on the ground, her head down with a downcast look on her face. He stooped down right next to her and sat on the ground beside her. He lifted her chin, looked in her eyes and spoke straight into her soul. “Little girl, remember, we’re going on this journey together. Don’t forget that I’m the one who asked you to go and I will never leave you alone.”

Tears came to little girl’s eyes as she realized she had almost forgotten that Abba had invited her on this journey and that he was with her and would be with her every step of the way. Little girl jumped up and got in Abba’s lap. She leaned back, closed her eyes and breathed deep again.

“I will set him in the safety for which he yearns.” Psalm 12

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A Heart Overflowing

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Little girl looked up at Abba and her heart was filled with joy. Her smile went from ear to ear and no one could take this away from her. Her heart overflowed with thankfulness for Abba.

Abba picked little girl up and held her tight. He loved little girl beyond words and beyond measure. He loved how little girl had begun to trust him. Abba knew all of little girl’s ways, he knew the life she had come from and he was so proud of her for letting herself trust him.

Abba and little girl were quite a pair. She had overcome so much just to be with him, in a safe place. He knew this. He had adopted many children before and he knew their difficulties and fears, their struggles and challenges to feel safe and to know they belonged.

Little girl finally knew where she belonged.

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