“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.” — Psalm 34:18
When you start to doubt, ask yourself this: Why are you so worried, do you not serve an incredible, all-powerful God?
Being a son or daughter of Christ is your identity.
There is still hope. Hope in every heartbeat. Hope in every breath. Hope in every morning you get up and put your shoes on, in every moment you choose to stand, to step, to believe.
Love is my Christianity. Reaching out and hugging people, despite our differences, is my Christianity. Opening myself to new perspectives and beliefs and accepting them, even if they don’t coincide with my personal values, is my Christianity. Caring about other people and their hearts is my Christianity. Celebration is my Christianity.
I hope you stop letting yourself be stepped on, be bruised, be left by people who don’t see your true worth and start seeing yourself through Jesus’ eyes. You are His creation. You are His child. You are strong and loved.
His love is ever-present, ever-filling, ever-overflowing. His love is in everything that we do, guiding our every step, encouraging us when we fall. His love is loud. His love is quiet. His love is the in-betweens, when we aren’t sure what to do or where to go. His love is not absent.
God made you promises, and not a single one of them is that He’s going to dump you in the desert for life.
Bring me light when I’m in darkness and a path to follow when I feel like I’m wandering in circles. When doors close in front of me, give me new ones to open. When people walk away, give me courage to seek out relationships that both build me, and honor you.