Hey you. Yes you reading here.
I want to let you know something that has been on my heart and mind for a little while now. Something you need to be reminded of.
Despite the thick mud that you’ve trudged through,
The comments and questions you’ve been taunted with,
Countless hours of sleepless nights that leave you haunted by your past,
The swimmingly exhausting life of worry and fear and doubt,
Suffering from that one thing that just won’t let go of you,
The dark and dimmed world you look at every day,
Bills and paperwork and doctor visits that seem to never end,
The ones who are questioning existence and worthiness,
You are loved.
Yes you’ve probably heard it before from your loved ones or maybe some strangers but never felt a connection to what they’re meaning or saying…
I want to let you know. This message is for you. Through the words the Holy Spirit is encouraging me to share. This is for you to read and to be encouraged and to know of the HOPE that exists so near to you that I wish to share with you.
I’ve been there & I have a crazy weird story of how the Lord has worked in my life and through the people who surround me. But nothing compares of how HE draws near to those who are in need of Him. (aka everyone needs him)
“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Ps. 34:18
This love, this mysterious, inconceivable, undeniable, unconditional gift that He offers to you takes no work, no payment, no effort to receive other than you asking for it. However, I will warn you. It is a love that changes, a love that endures without fail, a love that is fervently jealous for your heart, soul, and mind and that wishes for YOU to be transformed through it’s unbelievable and incredible power.
It will cause you to want more, to crave its essence. It will cause you to move muscles you never knew existed (perhaps physically, but also spiritually, mentally, emotionally). It will challenge you to do things that you never thought you would, could, or should do. It will inspire you to create and to love people you never thought you had the capacity to do so. It will humble you to a place, where on your knees you see that this truly is the highest honor. It will call you by name and will rid you of your shame, your weakness, your transgressions, your hate, your worthlessness, your hurt. Because it offers LIFE. And this love, that I am describing, is truly embodied in someone you may “know”, who you’ve “heard of”, or “seen” on billboards … But this embodied incarnate being of LOVE is REAL. He exists. And he is fervently fighting for you, rooting for you, pursuing you with a LOVE that casts all doubt, all fear, all worries aside.
And that somebody, that being, that ONE that you’ve been searching for (and perhaps didn’t know it??) is Jesus Christ.
Yes he was a man that lived a little over 2000 years ago. Yes he physically died on a cross and was buried. But YES he also ROSE from the grave. Like, we’ve all heard that before? BUT LISTEN FOLKS THIS IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH FOR YOU and YOU MUST KNOW IT.
He didn’t stay buried.
He didn’t give up.
He didn’t back down.
He CONQUERED the grave.
Do you know what this means for you?
You won’t stay buried.
You won’t remain helpless.
You won’t be burdened by grief.
You are more than a conquerer through Christ.
Shame has no hold on you.
Hate has no power over you.
Grief has no clutch on you.
Death has no sting for you.
Despair has no grasp of you.
You are CHANGED. You are NOT powerless to this gross world with all its lies and deceit.
Because of Him you overcome.
You are loved. By a man who died to know you. And to love you.
And He has given me the ability to love you with this SAME unconditional love. So, dear friend, what are you free from today? What have you been waiting to give to him and lay at his feet?
Because he already took it all on the cross. He buried that gunk. He conquered that sin. He pushed that crap as far as the east is from the west and you will BEAR it NO MORE.
All He asks is that you come to him, all who are weary and in need of rest.
Because He cares for you.
You are loved.