When God made you, He knew exactly what He was doing.
You’re here because the Lord wants you here. You have a purpose and you matter. You don’t need to compare yourself to anyone else because He has marked out your path, and it is full of meaning.
You’re going through hard times because you follow a crucified Lord. It doesn’t mean you’re doing something wrong. It doesn’t mean He’s forgotten you. Your name is written on the palm of His hands; He will never abandon or forget you.
Your story isn’t finished. It will turn out great. This is an episode, not the boxed set.
You are never alone. You have the power and the hope and the peace of the Spirit – and nothing can take Him from you.
Your body may be crumbling; but by grace, your inner self is becoming more beautiful each day.
You’re going to mess up; over and over. But you don’t need to be perfect; and you never did. You don’t need to have a five year-plan and you don’t need to work out the answers. When you fail an exam or screw up a relationship; that’s not the end.
Your prayers are heard. Every tear, every question, every whisper. None of them will be lost – and through them the world is changed.
We aren’t our failures, our past or our patterns. We don’t have to settle for the old ways, we don’t have to be defined by our old mistakes and we don’t have to live out the verdicts of others. Through Jesus we are new. Fact.
He’s coming back to get you. And you have a future more beautiful and extraordinary than you can possibly imagine.