I hope you know that you are not alone, for I hear the spirit of the Lord say, I am with you. He is Emmanuel, present in every breath. He is in the inhale, and in the exhale; in between blinks, eyes wide open, or pressed shut. In every beat of your heart, and the milliseconds between. Your every waking moment is a revelation of His inspired beauty, and creative prowess. You are His best work. Seriously. You sell yourself short if you think you spewed out of a big bang. Think about your intricacies, from your physical features, to your internal organs, to your gifts, and talents. You are an expression of His glory.
I hope you know that you are called to live joyfully, for where the spirit of the Lord is, there is life, and fullness of joy. Yes! Amid crushing difficulties, you have the power to be ʝσყFUL. Your heart need not fail, nor your knees buckle under whatever weight or pressure, because when you call on the name of the Lord, He is faithful to answer. Should you fall, let it be into His loving arms.
I hope you know that He hears you. Please believe that He hears you. I get it, there have been stumbles, maybe even great falls. Your heart may be sick from successive no’s, and your nose bruised from the doors repeatedly slammed in your face. Hope deferred sucks. It really does. But hear me, joy comes in the morning. Your heart may be bleeding for the one that left you but remember that He bled because He wants you. You have persevered and walked right into your land of milk and honey. Your season of harvest is now.
I hope you know that even in moments when you do not feel it, He looks favorably on you. You are surrounded by Angels commissioned to you, and only you. You are special! So very special! Please do not give up. Weariness is part of the wear and tear of living in a fallen world, but you darling…you are a born conqueror. The power of the one who conquered death flows through you. In Christ, you can do all things. Not some, all. Including waiting well.
I hope you know that this wait is not wasted. It is working out His purpose in your life. You’ll see. The goodness of God is forever more. Please hear me, you are surrounded, clothed in the splendor of the one whose footstool is the earth. I see His glory all around you, no space left unfilled.
I hope you know that even though we have never met, I am rooting for you.