In my worship time, i was inspired and wrote part of this and 1/2 of this is from Misty Edwards, I Knew What I was Getting Into song.
Oh how our Father loves us! We are so loved and adored by Him. We can withstand ANY storm with His great love sheltering us!
Read this and listen to God’s love for YOU!
Daughter, I love you.
You may feel lonely, but you are never alone
I never leave you or forsake you.
You may feel like you are unworthy, but I value you.
I made you and you are my masterpiece.
You are holy and blameless in my sight.
Maybe no one else sees you this way and you certainly don’t see yourself this way, but I do.
I have covered you with the blood of my son and you are holy and blameless in my sight.
I speak only good words over you.
Let them sink into those wounds where you have been hurt and let them heal.
It’s the healing balm.
My words are medicine to your heart. Let them do their work.
See yourself as I see you.
I chose you still
I knew what I was getting into and I still like you
I know your frame
And I remember that you are but dust
But I know where this is going
When I called you
I don’t regret it
I am not shocked or put off by your struggle
I am not disgusted or ashamed of you
I knew what I was getting into when I chose you
And I said,
She’s my vessel, she’s my chosen one”
You see, it’s not about you
It’s all about me
I chose you and that’s enough
And I’m gonna bring you forth in love
I’m gonna bring you to the end in strength
Cause I see strength in you
When all that you can see inside of you is your own weakness
Oh, but I see the end from the beginning
And I know where this is going
And you’ve barely just begun
But you see,
So few will ever fight the good fight
At least you’re fighting
I see righteousness in you
I’ve clothed you with the blood of my Son
And its enough
It’s enough, it’s enough
Why are you trying to get in a room you’re already in?
I know you better than you know yourself
And you say “yes” and so few do
Dare to believe
I know you’re disappointed with the way your life is coming down
And bitterness is trying to bind you like a plague
You’re not a project to make me look good
There’s more than only mercy working here
I don’t just feel sorry for you
You’re the object of my affection
You’re the center of my world
You are the apple of my eye
I want you
I want you
I love you
I like you
I delight in you
Father, You are good. Flood the eyes of our heart so we can know you more deeply and intimately. We pray that you would root and establish us deep in love. May we have the power, together, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is your love.
Help us keep our eyes fixed on you. We love you. In Jesus name, Amen.
Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2
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This affected me so much. The parts that stuck out most were that he only speaks good to me because, referring to your post a out broken fathers, my dad was around but I could never tell what I was going to get from him. He was gone a lot, distracted, & when I actually was around him all he would do is hurl insults at me and even hurt me physically sometimes. I have had a hard time letting down my gaurd for God and the fact that he isn't out to destroy me has helped so much in the past. My dad has changed a lot the past year and a half and the other day he verbally apologized to me for not raising me like he should.
The second thing that stuck out was right after that–the healing. I don't know how you feel about this, but I used to struggle with self-injury, which is where you cut or bruise or anything else to purposefully bring harm to your body. Well, I eventually started doing it all the time, but God took the time to heal me from it. I have actually had to put a balm on my wounds if I cut deeper than usual.
I am really thankful for Jesus and for him using this post to remind me that he loves me. Thanks Mrs. Yates.
Lol sorry for the mouthful:)
Wow – thank you so much for being so transparent and sharing your heart with me. Isn't it amazing how awesome our Father God is. He is not like our fathers on this earth.
I am so thankful for the way God has healed you – and is restoring your relationship with your dad! How wonderful!
I didn't personally cut, but I beat myself up mentally. I agreed with the things my step-dad called me. I felt abandoned by my real dad and felt worthless. I struggled and struggled for years!! So I can feel your pain. My stepdad was sexually, physically and mentally abusive. It was so incredibly difficult!
I am so sorry that you went through that, but so thankful your life can be a LIGHT to so many hurting girls! I would love to see you back here. Maybe you could share your story here on my blog. Thoughts?
Check this one out
Sure, I would love to write something! I have actually had a couple other people have me write stuff for them too (like devotionals and my testimony).
I have been through a lot of painful stuff, but I see it as an opportunity to build my character, get closer to God, and I know that I should be thankful anyway because other people have been through so much more without Jesus to help them through it or any restoration. I am really blessed.