What to do when you are hurting

Every time you are feeling hurt, offended, or rejected, you have to dare to say to yourself: “These feelings, strong as they may be, are not telling me the truth about myself. The truth, even though I cannot feel it right now, is that I am the  chosen child of God, precious in God’s eyes, called the Beloved from all eternity, and held safe in an everlasting embrace.”

– Henry J. M. Nouwen (Life of the beloved).

What it’s not about


Although my ability to trust God with ordering the steps of my life, has come a long way from where it used to be, there is still (and I fear always will be) room for improvement.
Often times I realize that my impatience over seeing God work in my life stems from my distrust of His ability to work due to my own actions.
I start to wonder did I dot every “i” or cross every “t?” Did I do everything right in order for God to work in my life?
Then God taps me on the shoulder and says gently, “Child it is not about you. It is not about what you do.

Right or wrong your actions do not determine my ability to work in your life.

As long as you have a heart that is open to do my will, I will bring you to where you need to be.

Trust Me! Trust that I am forever with you and will not let you self-destruct. I AM all that you need. Lean into me.”

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