2 Samuel 22: 17-20 “He sent from above, he took me; he drew me out of many waters; He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them that hated me: for they were too strong for me. They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the Lord was my stay. He brought me forth also into a large place: he delivered me, because he delighted in me.”
To the woman late for work because she overslept;
to the woman whose husband left for another woman;
to the woman who feels unloveable;
to the woman who gained weight and is a shadow of her former self;
to the woman passed up for another promotion given to a man;
to the woman whose partner yells and verbally degrades her;
to the woman exhausted by the weight of the world;
to the woman with cancer ravaging her body;
to the woman in the margin unseen and unknown
You have value. You are brave. You are strong. The days are long but they will get better. There is a light in the darkness.
To the mom weary from wiping noses and changing diapers;
to the mom wandering through piles of toys and no strength to clean them up one more time;
to the mom whose kids yell and are disrespectful;
to the mom with fear of making a new mistake each passing day;
to the mom who feels unseen in her yoga pants;
to the mom who sacrificed her dreams for those of her family;
to the mom who feels that her efforts are worthless;
You are treasured. You are worthy. You are valuable. You are strong.
To the mom who is waiting for a + sign on her pregnancy test;
to the mom yearning to hold her biological child;
to the mom yearning to hold her adoptive child;
to the mom yet not a mom and yet longing to be with every piece of her;
to the mom holding the body of her still born baby;
to the mom burying her beloved child;
You are held. You have purpose today. You are a survivor. Persevere.
To woman who’s depressed, anxious, fearful;
to the woman who is afraid to go outside;
to the woman trapped in her own mind;
to the one making plans for suicide thinking everyone will be better of without you;
to the woman who wants today to be the last day she picks up a bottle or syringe;
to the woman who has is working the streets or the stage;
to the woman who had lost everything and feels all hope is lost;
Christ sees you. He hears your prayers.
To the woman who questions the faith she once had;
to the woman who questions the God she has always known;
to the woman whose life experience tells her there is no God;
to the woman whose father was so brutal the concept of a loving Father God seems like a fallacy;
to the woman who can’t walk into the church after all the pain experienced inside its walls;
to the woman hurt by woman she trusted;
to the woman rejected time and time again;
to the woman longing to fit in and be accepted
He knows you and longs to be known by you. You are resilient. You matter. Your life has purpose. You are lovable. You are valuable. You are worthy of respect. You have strength inside of you, that you never could have imagined. The Lord’s love is not waiting behind a right decision, his deliverance is not dependent of right choices, his presence is not being withheld. It is here. It is in today. You are worthy of this love because of Christ’s sacrifice. Step into the light and love of Christ today. He is not waiting on you, he is here. He is ready to take your burden. Let him hold and restore your soul. Let him give you the Living Water you long for.
Share this with a woman who needs to hear that she has value today. Send it to one who needs encouragement. Make the phone call to the family member or friend you may have marginalized. Make sure these women see you as the hands and feet of Jesus in their suffering. You just may change a life.
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