You are wanted
My whole life I have walked around feeling like I was defective because of my past abuse. It was so ingrained in me, through my own self talk. That I was not good enough, I was already used and thrown away and that no one would be able to ever love me.
For years I went on thinking that I was never wanted, that God had left me and that I was forgotten. It took a long time to get to a point where I could rewrite that story. Where I could find God in that moment.
A few days ago, my best friend sent me the song “Wanted”, by Danny Gokey. The lyrics are so incredibly beautiful. But what amazed me is the story behind those lyrics. He wrote the song with his friend who had a traumatic event happen in his childhood and felt like God had abandoned him. But when he started to reflect on this experience and prayed for freedom from it, he also experienced Jesus in that moment. And He saw Jesus coming up to Him and saying “I was there the day you lost your heart, and I am hear you give it back to you.”
God never abandons us. Even in those moments where we feel like we are walking alone and it feels like our world is crashing down. He is constantly trying to remind us of this, and remind us of how special and significant we are to Him. We can’t allow our past to overshadow how deeply we are truly loved. No matter what you have been through, you are worthy of love, you are important, you are a beautiful soul and God burns with love for you.
“If you could see it through my eyes
You'd know that you are wanted
And if you'd let my love inside
I'll show you that you're wanted”
Praying for you!