Friday, January 27, 2017

A Letter to Every Young Lady

Sweetheart, please be patient with yourself... we are all still learning.

Be gentle with yourself... we all hurt, yet for some reason try to pretend we don't. 

Love yourself... you are beautiful because God created you with such a unique, beautiful heart. 

You were never asked to do this alone. It is okay if you don't feel strong enough. All of the wounds and scars that are sometimes to horrific for you yourself to even see, just lay them before our sweet Savior. It hurts, I know... but nothing is more beautiful and brave than vulnerability. Jesus wants to heal you. The thing is He is a gentleman, and will patiently wait until you give Him permission to tenderly dress your wounds. 

You, dear one are not alone. Where ever you are at, you can always turn to Jesus. You are never too far gone. 

These bitter tears that you cry, the aching in your heart, the fear that has crippled you... you weren't made to live like this. 

Your tears can become tears of joy. Your heart can overflow with compassion and love for others and even yourself. There is freedom. I know it doesn't seem possible, but in Christ there is freedom! 

Healing is a choice. Healing often takes time. Healing requires vulnerability, which is scary, but oh so very beautiful. When you have been limping for years because of deep, painful, infected wounds... as they heal you have to retrain yourself to walk normally again. Sometimes that takes time... and that's okay. 

"And then the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was greater than the risk it took to blossom." Anais Nin

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