“He chose ME.”
Let that sink in.
How many of us have that deeply – I mean DEEPLY – embedded desire to feel this very thing & believe it in such a big way?
How many of us have struggled with insecurity & little-to-no-self-esteem because of what life may have hurled at us?
Oh to be seen & to be known & to be chosen.
In spite of our imperfect selves.
We chase it in so many forms.
Material things, other people, higher status, feeling accomplished – & on. And on.
The trouble is whatever is missing is none of those things.
I know that first-hand.
And I still battle looking for it myself sometimes.
I also know that the One place that I can find true satisfaction is in God alone. Anything or anyone else is just a sweet bonus – something else I get to be grateful for. And whenever I trip up & start to place too much value on the anything-elses – it causes me to lose my peace & joy & gets me all twisty.
I don’t like me like that. Nope. Reminds me too much of yesteryear.
I mean, who else but God – our own Maker after all – knows exactly how to fill every void & apply salve to every darkened crack & crevice made by this life? It makes total sense that there are chasms inside of us so deep that they can only be touched by Him – our Balm of Gilead. Our Wheel-within-the-wheel. The Light when we can’t see anything. I mean nothing. He is like no other. So simple & yet so true.
There are certainly places in me that ache & grieve in such a way that I might never fully show another the sum total of it all. It would just be too much. Maybe. Maybe not.
He can, does & will handle it all.
With love & compassion & healing in His wings.
I am so grateful from the very bottom of the very bottom of everything that is within me – that You chose me.
That You see me.
That You love me.
In spite of me.
Everything I have need of is found in You.
And You hold the keys to the desires of my heart ~ I need not fear.
You are a Good, Good Father.
Much love y’all – He chose YOU – how awesome is that?