Depression, self esteem issues, and negative self images are rampant. It is heartbreaking.
I just want to tell you that you are worthy of love. You’re right, I may not know you, but that doesn’t change anything. I know that there is something special about you that the world needs. Every person has a purpose. You brings something unique to the table that no one else can. The world is made up of intricate connections between people, so it would truly function differently without you. You are important.
You may feel broken, shattered, even. But every one of your broken pieces is beautiful. The journey you’re on is difficult, I’m sure, but it is leading to your beautiful story. And someone watching your journey could learn how to love themselves by watching you learn to love yourself.
You will never be what everyone wants you to be. You’ll probably never even be everything that one person wants you to be! You’re not alone. No one can be everything for everyone. But you can be the best you that you can be. And that is enough.
God created you. God has a purpose for you. Jesus died for you. And He knew every mistake that you would make and He decided to die to take your punishment anyway. He sees the depth of your pain and He wants to comfort you. He wants you to see that He loves you for who you are, no matter what has happened to you, what you look like, what mistakes you’ve made, or what life has thrown at you. He created you. He knows that you are worthy. He loves you more than you could imagine.
“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. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”
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“How dare you think that your sin is greater than the blood of Christ.”
Sometimes, we feel like there’s no way that God could forgive us for what we’ve done. Continue reading
I am a super laid back person. Not much bothers me. I don’t get angry about much. If I am angry at you, you must have done something really terrible to me!
I know that not everyone is like me. Other people get annoyed easily and find it difficult to control their tempers.
I’ve got to say, my relationships with people tend to go pretty well. I rarely indulge in an argument, I let little things go, and I generally focus on the positive. Maybe if you’re a quarrelsome person, you can put some of my tips to use. Continue reading
“Falling for him wasn’t falling at all. It was walking into a house and suddenly knowing you’re home.” -R.I.D.
I read this quote and it perfectly described what meeting my husband was like.
It also made me think…
Meeting the right person doesn’t mean that there have to be fireworks (even though there may be).
When meeting someone, sometimes the excitement, fear, sadness, anger, and happiness of the relationship all combine to create extreme emotions. “Having feelings” for someone sometimes just means that you have a whole bunch of feelings about that person. I think that it can feel like passion. But that does not necessarily make for a healthy, happy relationship.
Sometimes, when you meet someone, you don’t have crazy highs and lows. You just feel safe and comfortable. You feel a joy in your heart. Everything seems like it fits together. That person becomes your partner and your support. You’re on the same page. You can see the same path in life.
You just click.
And then you start to see that there’s no place you’d rather be than with that person.
Everyone experiences love differently. Every relationship is different. But no matter what the emotions are like, how long you’ve know each other, what your pasts look like, if there were fireworks or not, if you fight or don’t, just make sure that you’re with someone who makes you feel like you’re home.
Then, put God at the center of your relationship and watch if flourish.
(Check out these other posts on God and relationships: Not Everyone Experiences Marriage the Way You Do, Divorce is Not an Option, Wives, Submit to Your Husbands, and Praise Without the Criticism)
You can’t push rewind on life.
You can’t go back in time and make different choices.
You can’t get time with loved ones back.
You can’t undo your mistakes.
You can’t relive your favorite day. Continue reading
The other day, I had a prayer just pop into my head. My heart was saying the prayer before I had even processed it. It was “God, help me to be unsatisfied with the things of this world.” Continue reading
With Father’s Day approaching, I can’t help but think of God as our heavenly father. The New Testament uses the word “father” for God several times (in Romans, Ephesians, Corinthians, and more). I love that I can think of God as my father. Continue reading