22 June 2016

June Twenty-Second


Dear You,

It took you all day, but maybe you're ready to say it now. Maybe you're ready to hold out your hands, wherein there lies the broken pieces you caught when they fell. 

They sparkle a little in the light now. 

You broke open a little, didn't you? Maybe a lot? You staggered backward and you tried to grasp at the threads of something steady, but you fell to your knees--and believe me, girl, that was a good thing. Because you needed to feel the ground like that again. You needed to scrub carpet with your palms and then raise unsteady hands to the One who knows your hurt all too well. 

And then...her words raged like a wildfire, yet it was a blessed heat. She was always afraid that she didn't have the words or couldn't say them right--just like you. How blessed you are to have another one who stammers, another one who grapples with that same fear of failure every time she opens her mouth--she knows. 

She was brave enough to say it when you weren't.

Hey,
Don't lose heart.
You are not alone.

Because in the depths of the night, when you were too afraid to speak it, she spoke it for you--

You're still loved.

You're still loved.

Oh, kid, you're still loved.

She didn't know you needed it--

But He did.

Admit it, you're weak. You can't do it. You're afraid. You make a lot of stupid mistakes and you beat yourself up about it until you're lying on your bed in a mess of bruises and tears and shredded knees and trembling hands and He comes and He says, "Who did this to you?" and you're afraid to answer because you're afraid that He'll be disappointed, that He'll get fed up with you, that He'll turn His back and walk away, that He'll--

You're still loved.

Shut out those voices in your head--they have no place. They're a cluster of well-aimed lies, but you've got the armor of God and He's impenetrable. 

You're still loved, even when you feel like... even when you feel like...

Even when you feel like the most miserable wretch that ever walked the earth. 

Hey,
It is finished.
And it was signed in His blood.

You're 

Still

Loved.

He knows who you are.

12 comments :

  1. yes yes yes yes yes asfdksjfhsdfm,;dlf.
    GAH this is so sweet to my heart i cannot.
    THERE IS SO MUCH FREEDOM HERE <3

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    1. Thank you, Olivia! Romans 8:1-2 yo.

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  2. This is amazing! I just typed I my gosh or something like that, it's so overwhelming and just amazing. There are no words to describe.

    Thank you for letting God use you. You just don't know how much it means.

    Allie D.
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    1. Allie! Thank you. Your comment means so much! :-) It's all God because I can't tell you how many times the words come out of my mouth and I am like noooo come back! ;-) But man, He is faithful to heal all the broken pieces. Hosea 6:1-2.

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  3. THIS IS SO AMAZING OH MY GOSH.

    I can't handle it. The end.

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    1. Grace Anne! Thank you so much. <3 God is amazing. :-)

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  4. owwwwwwwww wow i needed this. thank you thank you thank you for letting God use you in this powerful way <3
    this line ---'Oh, kid, you're still loved.' and 'Hey, It is finished. And it was signed in His blood.' THOSE HIT HOME. ASDJDKFJSDHFK
    thank you for this and i'll be back rereading this like 88 more times.

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    1. Autumn, thank youuuuu. <3 So good to see the Spirit at work. It's all His words and His work in my life. Praise God for words that don't die and don't return void. Keep pressing into Him.

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  5. ASDFGHJKLASDFGHJKL WORDS CANNOT FLOW PROPERLY FROM MY MOUTH BECAUSE THIS IS JUST *insert heart-eyed emojis here*

    xoxo Morning

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    1. MORNING ugh thank you. <3 I am so glad that God is using this. :-)

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  6. love this forever and forever. man, i love you so stinking much.

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