Dec 29

Survivor, Truth, Hope~ You Are Amazing

Hello Friends!  I hope this note finds you well.  Did you have a good Christmas? Did you get snow?  Are you filled up with peace and love?  No matter what the answers to those questions are, let me give you some great news… God loves you!

Now don’t let those 3 little words pass you by.  I know you probably know that God loves you, but do you have any idea how much?  Have you taken time lately to really think about it?  Think about this:

God loves you so much that:

No matter what you’ve ever done, He still loves you.

Unlike some people, He will never leave you.

He doesn’t keep a record of your wrongs and won’t point them out to you or throw them back in your face. What’s done is done, He wants you to move on.

He hurts when you hurt. He keeps your tears in a bottle!

Your appearance, weight, status, race, etc do not determine how He feels about you.

He keeps His promises.

He sees all you’ve been through. Much of it He didn’t like. He wants to be your #1. He wants to rescue you from your past and lead you into the future.

You have hope through Him. Yes you do!  I know it doesn’t seem like it sometimes, but you do. He will always give you hope.

By His wounds, you are healed.  Jesus died for you. God gave His Son for you. He loves you that much. You are free. You are forgiven. You have no reason to feel guilty. You are free.

Now let me tell you, these Truths are hard for me to believe sometimes, but I think about them, I meditate on them, I write blog posts about them (haha) to remind myself that yes, God loves me, He loves you, He loves us and no one can ever ever take that away!  Do you believe it?  (Say yes!)  And if you are unsure, that’s okay too. Work on believing it. Don’t quit and don’t give up.

I am giving a gift to a sweet young friend today.  The gift is a necklace with 3 rings on it. On each of the rings there is a word. Survivor. Truth. Hope.

What I wrote to her on her card about these words is personal, but let me share how I think these 3 words apply to all of us.

SurvivorYou are a survivor! If you are reading these words, you’ve survived something. If you are breathing today, you have survived life up to this point. Keep surviving. You are still here, still with purpose, still alive. You are stronger than you know.

Truth– You have been given the Truth in the Bible. If you don’t know it, check it out. (Join my Online Bible Study…it will be filled with Truth!) Never forget the Truth (it will set you free). You will hear lies in your own head. You will hear lies from other people. You need to know the Truth so you can recognize the lies and rat them out! Only trust the Truth, God’s Word, written for you.

Hope– This is my very favorite word. This word has changed my life. We always have hope. Hope does not die. Hope is our life line. No matter how bad a situation is, we have hope. Ask God to multiply your hope. He will. I know because He did it for me.

I pray for you today that what you have read here will bless and encourage you. You are amazing. You are the daughter of the King. And like I said, God loves you.

Melissa

Comments

  1. What wonderful words to read today!! Having a hard day today. I am a mother to 7 children ages 16 down to 15 months and last week had a hysterectomy and now feel as though I have let go of my identity. I have done nothing but enjoy and absolutely devote my last 16 years to having babies and loving every minute of it and now I feel lost. I struggle with depression and this seems like just the ticket to send me back under the covers. This post helped me put some glimmer in my day today. Thank you. Thank you for sharing such powerful words and with baby steps hopefully I can back to me.

  2. Wow, thank you so much for your uplifting words! I have struggled with insecurity in the past and am still not “above” it trying to creep back up…BUT God has set me free! I am amazing! :) I am a daughter of The King! Thanks again for your obedience. Have a blessed day!

  3. What an awesome reminder. I really needed to read that today, thank you and God bless you. :)

  4. Melissa thank you like always!!! GODS timing is so amazing to me. I have had an awful week. I needed to hear the wonderful uplifting words. You are such a blessing in my life. GOD always puts it in my heart to get online to see what blessings he has for me on your blog. Thanks again for taking time to remind us who we are in HIM and how much HE loves us. BLESSINGS!!!!

  5. Melissa, Thank you for your words!
    “He sees all you’ve been through. Much of it He didn’t like. He wants to be your #1. He wants to rescue you from your past and lead you into the future.”
    I struggle with a past, as I am sure most do, but it is so difficult for me to forget!!!! I have to tell myself continuously that God does not remember…………I have been forgiven!