I posted on facebook that I was in some need of prayers, and I’m so thankful for the love and support of friends that came after that. ❤ I spent some time in prayer, and shared my heart with some women through writing, venting, and processing and I’ve been able to think on exactly what was hurting my heart. The Lord gave me some very real clarity and I am going to continue to walk forward and stand in that truth:
“My value hasn’t changed…. I’m desired and adored by a loving Father. I’m a sinner, saved ONLY by His grace and not by man or woman…. HE gets the glory…. God is great and used even the mistakes that were made to make something beautiful… I am beautiful…. and I won’t deny what He’s done in my life…. I believe in the power of God’s grace in our lives…. God is the only one who can judge me, and He’s offered me grace and love despite what I deserved. No man or woman will steal that from me.”
My prayer for my friends is that this truth is what you stand on today also, that God loves you and nothing can separate us from that love. ♥
“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written, ‘For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.’
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:28-39