When Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden, they tried to hide from God, and they sewed some fig leaves together hoping to hide their nakedness’ (Genesis 3:7). I seem to be very impacted lately by remembering that we never have to run from God, we never need to hide, and we can be totally honest with Him about everything. In fact, instead of running away. God invites us to do the opposite and run to Him! He promises to never reject anyone who comes to Him, no matter their condition.
If you feel guilty about something or have failed miserably run to God as fast as you can and get a hug from Him. He will forgive, restore, and set you right again. God is the only one who can help us in our times of discouragement, failure, and fear, so it is foolish to run away from the only help we have. Even if you are a little angry with God because of disappointments in your life, run to Him anyway. Tell Him how you feel and ask for His help.
Jesus is able to understand us because He was tempted, tested, and tried. He shared the feeling of our weakness and infirmities, and yet He never sinned (Hebrews 4:15). Jesus knows exactly how you and I feel, and we have an open invitation to come into Him presence anytime. We can come just as we are!