About the Author

Renee Swope is a Word-lover, heart-encourager, and grace-needer. She's also a wife and mom of three Joshua (27), Andrew (24), and Aster (13) and the best-selling author of "A Confident Heart" and her newest book, "A Confident Mom," released in February! Renee loves making memories with her family, creating beautiful...

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  1. Renee,

    Jesus is there with us through all of life. When I dealt with my aging dad’s geriatric psych issues & had him hospitalized I cried out often to God. I could feel His presence there calming me down along with reassuring me that it would be alright. He saw me together with my needs.

    He is acutely aware of our deepest, darkest secrets. The psalmist put it best in Psalm 139:1, 13-14 You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. He is the one who loves & accepts us with a passion like no other. Run to Him when you need your love tank filled or someone to accept you warts & all.

    Blessings 🙂

    • Yes, Bev!! I am so thankful for not only His love but His intimate awareness of our needs. He knows our coming and our going. Our rising and our sitting. HE is familiar with all of our ways and all of our days. So so grateful.

  2. I love that you named her Sam! Makes the story I’ve read many times so much more personable and relatable.

  3. I’ve always associated my story so closely with Sam’s. This morning I woke up wondering how to make it through the day. God knew my heart needed this. Thank you.

  4. Ms. Renee, my dear sister, this message, every part, downright to the end and up from it’s start, ministered to every part of me. I know so intimately, every detail, every exchange of this story. Her guilt, her shame, her disappointments, her pain. You see, I was there at the well that day. I was the woman whom Jesus met. You shared my story so unashamedly and beautifully. Thank you

    • Sweet sis, I’m so glad Jesus spoke to your heart so intimately and personally through today’s message. I pray you will know and feel His love and His pursuit of your heart in undeniable and deeply tender ways today. ~Renee

  5. As Covid-19 grew in the US, the more isolated I became. I focused on staying safe. I knew that GOD was with me. I lost 5 family members and/or friends in 2020. Thank you for the reminder of SAM.

  6. What a refreshing approach— the Scripture in its raw and organic presentation. Thank you for this. Thank you for the reminder that Jesus is the Lord Who Sees.
    So needed for today when most of our communications are amiss of personal presence.

  7. Thank you for this: “He sees you. He notices all you do. And He knows what you long for.” . . . “He is pursuing you with the gift of His perfect love — love that is patient and kind, love that keeps no record of your wrongs, love that won’t give up on you or me.” Such heart-transforming affirmations from our precious Jesus, through your keyboard, Renee. Every now and then we need to stop and remind ourselves of who He is, how He sees us, and what all He does for us. You provided that stop for us today.

  8. “ Jesus is the only One who can meet our deepest need to be known, accepted, and pursued simply because of who we are.”

    So beautiful and such a needed reminder! Thank you for this

  9. Thank you my heart needed to hear this truth so much peace love and God bless to you sister in Christ

  10. Beautiful rendition captivating Gods profound love and care for us…. whether at the well, at home, on a wAlk or a bad situation, we are NEVER aloneGod is there .. what a comfort, what a loving Father we have… thank you for this touching moment and encouragement ❣️ Cindy

  11. Really needed to hear this message today. Having lost my husband about a year and half ago, some days are terribly lonely. I do want to draw closer to God.