Dear Child of God,
Sometimes I whisper in your ear. Disguised as your own internal monologue. But sometimes, I use others to sabotage you. I’ve already convinced you that you do not have worth. But then, I enlist others to do my work for me. I don’t even have to whisper “worthless” or “broken” in your ear anymore. I use the judgment of others. And after being the sounding board of criticism and judgment for decades – you believe that’s how all other people think. You think judgment and condemnation are normal and it lays heavy on your shoulders wherever you go. It is hard to wrap your brain around an alternate reality. The true reality. Not a warped vision of the truth. A reality that says that those who are so judgmental are also deeply hurting and sick. A reality that says that you are NOT broken beyond repair or worthless in God’s sight. A reality that is kinder and gentler than one you had ever envisioned. And a reality in which, when those judgmental people do come, you can dismiss them. A reality in which you have a choice. You can choose to believe what the sick world says or what the word of God says about you. The truth that God dearly loves you. Hold that truth close to your heart. And when I try to contradict that truth… when I try to twist it – hold it up next to The Truth. And you will be set free.
Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free. John 8:32 NIV