Dear Child of God,
I swallow you whole. And I convince you that this is forever. You feel so overwhelmed and ashamed that you don’t know if you can go on one more moment. You take a knife into the bathroom. That fire lit inside of you – it drives you to do things you would ordinarily not choose. You begin to take that knife and cut into your arm. But before you complete the task before you, you listen to that still small voice inside. This time it is not me. This is the voice of God asking you to stop. Because you, dear child, still have so much life before you. If you let God carry you through and be patient with the process, you won’t regret it. God will bless you so abundantly throughout, but especially, on the other side of this storm. I want you to keep your eyes fixed on your pain and hurt. But don’t do it. Keep your eyes fixed on God. Let others hold you up. And then, one day, when you have made it through, you will see the abundant blessings that God has lavished upon you.
I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten. Joel 2:25