Hello everyone…what a great day the Lord hath made! You know…sometimes we can find ourselves waking up to another dreary day or we may even feel the weight of what has spilled over from our yesterday; that we find it difficult to see another new day as something good; but I have found that when we look beyond these moments… there is hope and a better view on life…one that can give us the strength we need to continue on…and this is my prayer for you today; that you will be able to see something better than what you may be facing at this time…Amen!
Last night, as I was spending some quiet moments alone with God; I was seeking, as to what He may have me share with you today and three different topics entered my mind. At first, I was a little confused…wondering which one I should write on; but then He began to show me that these three topics would be the writings for the remainder of this week, which appears to be a series of writings that you won't want to miss out on. The first one is today's writing, which is titled, "Is There Someone Who Can Accept Me for Who I Am?"...then the following days writing will be titled… "I Feel Like No One Could Ever Love Me;" then the final writing on Friday will be titled… "I Feel Like No One Cares About My Feelings." I would say that we all have experienced these three topics at one time or another in our lives…I know I have; so, come back and see what God longs to share with us all…and if you know of someone who is experiencing something like this right now; please invite them to come and read with us.
As I've been looking back over my life this morning, I see many moments when I felt as if someone just couldn't accept me for who I was at the time. First of all, most of my life has been centered around knee problems. I don't know how many dislocations I've experienced…and the surgeries that attempted to repair these problems only have made both knees look like a road map. It actually came to the place where I became very limited in what I could do, which seemed to cause me to lose the friends I once had. In fact, I remember times when I either sat alone or with my parents in church as a teenager; because I just wasn't what other teenagers wanted to be around. It seemed that no one at that time could just accept me for who I was and love me for who I was, which at the time made a very lonely life for me.
Later, God began to show me one thing and that was that I didn't have to work at love and convince others that I was a good person; because He already saw me in this way and accepted me for who I was…a broken person that felt as if she was living in a world of her own.
A Bible verse that has truly become hope to me, when life seems to make me feel as if I am in that world of my own again; is found in John 6:37, which reads… "All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out." Just think…here is One who not only longs for us to come to Him; but He is also One that will take hold of us and never let go…no matter what. Here, I sit with a broken body…one that has experienced so much throughout her life…a body that is showing the battle scars of what I have been through over time; but yet God has accepted me…and not only accepted me; but has also chosen me to serve Him; the gal who always struggled through school…the gal who has been pretty much brought down to nothing…and the gal who doesn't always look and feel her best. Now, do you know of anyone who could accept us in this way? I have met a lot of people in my lifetime of 62 years; but I can say for sure that I have never met anyone like Jesus!
Maybe today, you are also feeling lost in a world of your own. Maybe you aren't what people expect you to be for a friend. Maybe you live with a disability and others are so busy looking at your body; that they can't see your heart. No matter what you may be facing today…and no matter how broken that may make you feel, may I introduce you to the best friend you could ever have…One who will walk beyond your faults and failures and One who will walk beyond the little imperfections in your life, to love you anyways. He is a friend that won't judge you, for what you may be going through at the time; but rather, He is a friend that will draw even closer to you; that He may work with you and bring you out of the times that can make you feel so alone…in a world of your own.
As we close this time together, I would like to pray for all of you, who may be feeling tossed to the side today…the one who feels as though no one could ever accept you for who you are. First of all…if others can't accept you for who you are; then they just don't seem to know the real you. My prayer for you today, is that you will come to see that life doesn't have to make you feel lonely and unwanted…and I pray even more that you will come to truly connect with the One who longs to love and care for you, just for who you are…the One who can fill these empty voids in your life and make your life feel more complete; that you may have joy once more within your life…Amen!
Have a very blessed day…and ALWAYS know that you are loved!
God bless…and I will definitely be looking forward to another visit with you tomorrow!
It's Always & Only Because of Him…
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