Sometimes your darkness swallows me and then gnaws at the core of my soul. It hurts so deep and so hard. Unbearable. A consuming fire. Your flames surround me. You trap me, screaming at me that I am not worth it. But that is where your power ends. Because I know what God says about my worth. You can set my emotions ablaze. And rip my heart right out of my chest. But as long as I know you lie, I win. I know that God is unchanging. And I know His love for me remains constant. I know I am His chosen. So, keep raging with in me. Go right ahead. You won’t keep me down. I have God on my side. You WILL still lose this battle.
Child of God
Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God. Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows. Luke 12:6-7
Dear Child of God,
I steal hope from you. And without hope, you are powerless, burdened, and ashamed. You are broken. You stare blankly into my eyes, and all you see is your fear staring back at you. That fear breeds an emptiness that aches so deep in your soul that you can’t see a way out. You FEEL defeated. You FEEL alone and worthless. But that’s not truth. You do not have to be enslaved to that fear and emptiness. God has better plans for you. Down in the deep of depression, the best and most precious gift that He gives is hope. And with God, there is always hope. Child of God, don’t surrender your gift of hope. You are worth so much more. God has great plans for you. He gives you, just as you are, a hope and a future.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
Dear Child of God,
I cover your heart in shame. Your life in shame. Your very existence in shame. It seeps and oozes out of your every thought and word. That shame suffocates you as it covers you in that bleak darkness that envelops you wholly. Because of my lies, you truly believe there is something so very wrong inside of you. It’s as if people can see through you into the darkest parts. Where you hurt the most. Fear surrounds you. But, dear child, you don’t have to hurt. You don’t have to drown in your fear. And live your life in shame. Instead, trust in God to take away that judgement, that condemnation. It might not even feel true. Yes, the truth is going to feel like a lie. Simply because I have spent so much of your life whispering rejection, shame, and fear. But, ultimately, I don’t have power over you. You can be liberated from my control. You don’t have to feel it, but you can KNOW this to be true…….. In His perfect love, God has rescued you from your shame. You are free.
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.. Romans 8:1