Imagine this; Jesus, the One who saw the birth of the world and holds the key to the hope of all creation, said “Let the children come to Me.” This should be an indicator that you are fiercely loved, and that He, who is priceless, sees you as a most precious person. So, when the same voice that awoke the stars in the night sky calls you to walk on the water, you should know that He is fully capable of bringing about a way for you to do the impossible. For when He speaks, all else falls silent and nothing but His glory is heard; and that glory, that brought dead men back to life, calls you by name.
Can you hear it? Him calling the children unto Him? Can you not hear it? Him beckoning you to walk in faith, and see His love in action."
You feel alone, as though you are the only one walking in a dense fog that somehow weighs like a ton of bricks. It hurts to move, it is suffocating to continue, and you feel so hollow and alone. It is in these moments that you need to hold onto the promise of tomorrow, it’s scary right now, but fear doesn’t last forever, even though it feels like it will. I hope that you find the courage to set your sails north, to look up and see the stars guiding you home. Beloved, you are not alone, even though the silence is unbearable, just know that someone is trying to yell into the void hoping to reach your ears.
I hope you find land soon, because you have been doing this on your own for so long, and I care for you. I care if you make it back to the ones you love, that you won’t just drift off into the unknown, but that you somehow make your way back to the places that know your name.
This journey is long, but it will end, and it will be a good ending, not one where you are left empty and used, but one where you are filled and loved. I hope you are brave enough to turn the pages, to keep reading the story of your life, because it’s far greater than you may think it is… Someone loves this story enough to write it, and each word brings new meaning to your life. So keep going, and may you learn to love this story as much as the stars love to shine."
We don’t want to be loved, not truly. I don’t think we were ever designed to just be loved. Can we be loved? Oh yes. But do we thrive when we are only loved? No.
We all want to love someone, that is the core of every relationship, when two people choose to love each other well. If we only wanted to be loved, would we not settle for the guy who likes us? Or the girl who is pining after us? Would we not just be ready to love whoever walked into our lives next?
We were created to love, to give, and cherish one another, that is our true joy; We want to find someone who we can love, and who wants to love us back.
What I’m trying to say is that when that person doesn’t love you back, it’s okay; someone will love you just as you love them."
There is no need for hate, yet, it is one of the easiest things to do.
There is a great need for love, yet, it is one of the hardest things to do.
There is no need for control over our own lives, yet, that is what we constantly do.
There is a great need to surrender our lives to Christ, yet, that is what we fight against.
We reach for heaven, never fully understanding that Heaven reached down to us; Jesus Christ is always willing to offer us a place at the table, we have but to lay down our pride and enter His perfect rest."
Do our hearts truly hunger after God? Or do we simply tell our hearts to hunger after God. Either way, we must never stop seeking after Him; because He will have us, whether we want Him or not.
One day, we will wake up with the desire to seek Him, and realize that the longing that we thought the world would satisfy is slowly being satisfied only by Christ."
You were alive before they came around, so don’t let them stop you from living again. Just because they didn’t want you, doesn’t mean you are unwanted. Just because they didn’t want forever with you, doesn’t mean you don’t deserve a forever. Just because love wasn’t written for you both, doesn’t mean your life is written with any less love.
You are going to breathe again, because they might have taken the breath from you, but they can’t take the rest of you."