Oh, to be loved. Truly loved.
This is the heartfelt longing that many of us experience. Life can be hurtful when those we care about treat us with disdain. It can be hard to know our value.
Like many, I have suffered much at the hands of others. Sometimes deserved; sometimes not.
The emotional toll that such rejection causes is painful and we struggle to make sense of such dislike, or hatred. The negative energy directed at us can be crippling. There is, however, a safe place that we can go, if we choose to.
When the bottom fell out of my world I could not have foreseen the outcome. My heart was broken and yet, one day I was approached by an unknown carer, who took my hand (metaphorically) and led me to a much better place. A safe haven where true love resided.
I can recall a sense of immense relief on that day. It felt as if God had stepped in front of me; He picked me up; dusted me off and stood me up causing me to look into His eyes. His only words were ‘You may not know me, but I know everything about you. I know when you sit down and when you rise up. I am familiar with all your ways.’ Psalm 139:1-3
Child, I love you. I do not concern myself with the things that you have done. The things that cause others to treat you with disdain. I love you, just as you are. All I ask is that you love me, for you are my treasured possession (Exodus 19:5).
Do you need a hug today? Let God be the provider.
Prayer: Lord Jesus. I ask You to come into my heart and life and forgive me all my wrongs. Please show me the right way to live and to choose wisely. In Your Name. Amen.