As I go into being a guest speaker at a ladies retreat this weekend, I found myself dreaming about a needle and thread
As I processed with the Lord the next morning what this meant, this saying came to me…
I felt like I needed to share this with my ladies this weekend. And… on this busy, overwhelming, Friday morning, that maybe, just maybe, you needed to hear it too!
Don’t you feel like with so much going on, or when life throws you curveballs, you are left thinking the Lord doesn’t love me… I think He actually hates me! O
But the truth is, we actually live in a broken world with a very real enemy who wants us to believe we are not worthy or loved. This enemy wants us to feel attacked and like we are completely falling apart at the seams. And maybe you are feeling like you are falling apart today. I get that, oh my do I ever get that! You must wonder, am I ever going to be ok again??? (Insert crying face)
I have felt like this with my kids, my marriage, my home, my health… the list goes on… but what I have found, and what I feel like the Lord wants you to remember today is…
He loves you! He chose you! He made you perfect just as you are. You are enough, and you, my friend are not going through this because He hates you, but actually because He loves and cares for you
It’s in the broken we finally surrender our hopes, our fears, our dreams, our brokenness. And in that surrender, the Lord finally has room (because we finally stop being so controlling out of our own fears) to do great and mighty things in our lives, so we can be healed and free!
So, when you are going through the complete unraveling, it may feel like you have completely fallen apart. But, He is actually putting you back
He died on the cross for you so you could be His for eternity. Do you get that? Isn’t that simply amazing???
You see, this world can cause us to have wounds and hurts that feel unrepairable; Think of an old and loved stuffed doll (maybe an old raggedy Anne doll? 😉 ). There are many rips and tears that cause this doll to eventually fall apart. Partially because it gets exposed to all the elements of life, but mostly because it is so loved!
In the love our Father has for us, He allows us to unravel because He loves us so. It’s only in the unraveling He can begin to repair us and shape us into who we
So in your complete brokenness today, allow the Lord’s love to wash over you and mend you back together again. Not to go back to the way you were, or to leave you bitter and angry, but surrender all before Him, so you can be completely healed and set free in Him. Know that you are enough and He, my friend has good, good plans for you today!
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.John 3:16
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