Wednesday, January 29, 2014

What I would tell myself and you

When I was in high school, I stuffed notebook pages full. I wrote about what this cute guy said to me and the glimmer in his eye that I was sure was there because he liked me

And, I would dream on those pages. 

I wrote about crushes. 

Oh, the crushes.

I wrote about break ups.


Those pages were my lifeline. I think part of me felt alone and I thought if I could just have that "guy" everything would be better. I would not be lonely anymore. 


If I could sit myself down at about age sixteen, I would have a real heart-to-heart. I would fill my head full with the truth that I've learned and lived in the many years since then.

Anne, you are dearly loved by God. 

You are not alone, even though it sometimes feels like it. 

You are likable, and soon enough you will have that special someone.

You are not perfect, but that's okay. God knows it and He loves you anyway.

Again, you are never alone. The God of the universe loves you with an everlasting love that is unconditional.

He will never leave you.


And, if I could sit down and have a heart-to-heart with you, friend? That is what I would tell you, too.

You are not alone. 

You are fiercely loved by God.

You are likable.

You are imperfect and you are enough.


"Do not fear for I am with you. Do not anxiously look about you for I am your God. I will strengthen you. Surely, I will help you. Surely, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand." 
Isaiah 41:10

Blessings to you, friend.

Anne

I'm linking up today at holleygerth.com. Today's prompt is "You are not alone."



4 comments:

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    1. Thanks to Brene Brown for that one! :-)

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  2. Thank you for the reminder that we’re not alone! So glad you linked up with Coffee for Your Heart this week! XO

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  3. Thank you, Holley! Thank you for hosting this encouraging link up!

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