Child

Child,

I am the God who sees. I see your anguish, your brokenness, your pain. I see each tear you weep. I see the ache of loneliness. I am the one who keeps watch over you, as vigilant in the dark hours of the night as I am in the hope of the day.

I am the Creator, not just of the intricate workings of the human body – it was my fingers that deftly formed the eternal part of you, the soul. If I can grant you the very gift of life, how much more can I carry you through its rushing waters!

I alone know the far reaches of your heart. As beautiful and wonderful are the people in your life, they can never know you as I know you. I am the one who has been with you, since the time I formed you in the womb. I am the one who walks beside you. I am the one who holds you up. I am the one who will be with you each moment of each hour, even to the end of this life and into the next.

Child, you have never been alone – nor will you be.

But you are right about this: life’s battles are too much for you alone. You have no hope of triumph if you try to take this burden yourself.

I am the Lord.

I will fight for you. And if I fight, who can be against me? Be brave. Do not be fainthearted.

Child, I know you are broken. Remember. I am the Potter. My hands can change you, shape you, mold you into the beautiful soul I created you to be. I am the only one that can truly fill you, truly give you lasting purpose.

Remember that I too have felt searing loss, rejection, betrayal. I know what it means to grieve.

But I also know the plans I have for you. Plans to give you hope and a future. I alone can take every circumstance, good or bad or neutral, and use it for good.

Trust me. Lean on me. In times of great rejoicing, thank me. In times of deepest anguish, fall down and still worship me.

Child, I have given you my spirit. Let me fill you with all the good things I have promised. This life is just the beginning. I am preparing you, shaping you for an eternity with me.

Amen. Come, Lord Jesus

 

Scriptures Used: Genesis 16:13, Psalm 121, Psalm 139, Genesis 1:27-28, Proverbs 3:5-6, Matthew 25:45-46, 1 Samuel 8:7, James 5:13, 1 Corinthians 3:16, Revelation 22:20, 1 Kings 8:39, 1 Samuel 16:7, Psalm 38:9, Psalm 44:21, Jeremiah 18:5-10, Genesis 6:6, Jeremiah 29:11, 2 Samuel 12:19-23, 1 Corinthians 15:50-58, Jeremiah 1:5, Psalm 23, Joshua 1:9, 1 Samuel 17:45-47, Psalm 22, Psalm 78:40, Romans 8:28, Job 1:20-21, John 14:1-4

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