Buried beneath shame? Breathing but not alive? In the trauma healing journey, that’s precisely how you can feel each day. But the Love of God invites you into a different story.
And so today, I’m asking God to reveal his love for you, his Beloved. Lift up your face, hear his voice, and breath in the Love of God.
Beloved, I love you. Oh, how I love you. I want you to know that you know I love you. Receive it. Believe it. Experience it. Be rooted and established in my love.
Experience My Love
The depths of the oceans draw you to my love. The sand on the shores confesses how often I think of you. Mountains speak of my majesty like a knight courting his Beloved, asking her to place her trust in his love.
The whisper of wind on your face and the rustle of leaves speak of my presence. I am with you. Always. I am with you. The morning, robed in red, greets you with love. And my sunset declares just how much I enjoyed your company throughout the day. I kiss you goodnight with the stars in the sky.
Little lamb, hear my voice. I am your Good Shepherd. I pull you close. Closer than close. You’re wrapped around my neck. My lips tickle your ear. Allow my love to train your ears to the sound of my voice. Allow my love to drown out the voice of the Enemy. I am for you. Never against you.
Condemnation? Shame? Nope. That’s never my voice, Beloved. My voice reminds you of our union. When I speak, I bring the experience of life to your soul. The tuning fork of my Spirit reverberates within you, resonating truth, casting out lies.
Beloved, in the stillness of your mind, do you question my love for you? Has the pain from the trauma you endured taught you to doubt my goodness? And therefore, my love?
I see you. And I know everything about you. I understand the tenderness of your heart—the wounds and loss. I did not come to explain away your pain but to redeem it. What the enemy intended for evil, I will turn for good.
The trauma healing journey is arduous. But my goodness and kindness will pursue you. And keep you. And sustain you.
I will quiet you with my love, Beloved. Calm your fears. Bring you out into a spacious place of rest. I will renew your mind simply because you are my child. And nothing. Absolutely nothing can ever separate us, for I am crazy about you.
Forever and Always
You are altogether beautiful, my love. Radiant. Wondrously unique. You’re the same kind of different as me. You are not a mistake. On the contrary, in me, you live and move and have your being. I am in you, and you are in me.
I accept you fully and unconditionally. My acceptance is not based on your performance but a wondrous gift of my grace.
May you come to grasp just how wide and long and high and deep is the Love of God. My love for you surpasses all knowledge and worldly understanding. Know this; I’ll love you forever. I’ll like you for always. Forever and always, my Beloved, you’ll be.
When I was broken, you were my healing. Now your love is the air that I’m breathing.” from the song, Glorious Day by Kristian Stanfill and Jason Ingram.
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Trusting in Jesus, you have more treasure than pockets. From my heart to yours,