A great big bear hug feels so good at just the right time when you are hurting. It can be just the thing you need to encourage you to keep going. Sometimes no one is available to give us that big hug we so desperately need in our hour of affliction. I have been there many times and can truly say that I have had a hug from God.
I felt His loving arms around me the morning I held my little baby in my arms and knew that the angels had taken him to Heaven. I felt His loving arms around me when my husband decided he no longer wanted to be in my life after eleven years and left me with four children to raise on my own. I felt His loving arms around me even when I went astray and did my own thing and tried to fix things on my own. I felt His loving arms around me when I was rejected by some of my longtime "Christian" friends. I felt His loving arms around me when He gently brought me back to Himself and showed me that nothing I did could ever separate me from His love! I felt His loving arms around me when my husband fell from the ladder and laid on the ground with a brain injury. His strong arms were around me once more when I was betrayed by someone I deeply trusted. His arms have been around me everyday. If you sit and be silent and realize His presence....you too will feel His loving arms. There is no hug like a hug from God!